the act of forbearing; a refraining from something.
forbearing conduct or quality; patient endurance; self-control.
an abstaining from the enforcement of a right.
a creditor's giving of indulgence after the day originally fixed for payment.

1570–80; forbear1 + -ance

nonforbearance, noun

1. abstinence. 2. tolerance, toleration, sufferance; indulgence. Unabridged
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forbearance (fɔːˈbɛərəns)
1.  the act of forbearing
2.  self-control; patience
3.  law abstention from or postponement of the enforcement of a legal right, esp by a creditor allowing his debtor time to pay

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Word Origin & History

1560s, originally legal, from forbear (v.).
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Example sentences
There are some positive reasons for their forbearance.
Conversely, any property one is allowed to keep is yours only by the
  forbearance of government.
He also purchased from his own deeply skeptical party eighteen months of
  political forbearance.
And it doesn't include loans in deferment or forbearance even though those
  borrowers are unable to make payments.
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