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English definition of “forbearance”

forbearance

noun [U]     /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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