For*bear"ance (?), n.

The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.

He soon shall findForbearance no acquittance ere day end. Milton.


The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.

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

Syn. -- Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.


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