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English definition of “forbearance”

forbearance

noun [U] uk   /fɔːˈbeə.rəns/ us    /fɔːr-/ formal
the quality of being patient and being able to forgive someone or control yourself in a difficult situation: [+ (that)] He thanked his employees for the forbearance (that) they had shown during the company's difficult times.Abstaining and refraining
(Definition of forbearance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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