Forbearance For*bear"ance, n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience. [1913 Webster]

He soon shall find Forbearance no acquittance ere day end. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering. [1913 Webster]

Have a continent forbearance, till the speed of his rage goes slower. --Shak.

Syn: Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.