Pronunciation: (fôr-bâr'uns), [key]
1. the act of forbearing; a refraining from something.
2. forbearing conduct or quality; patient endurance; self-control.
3. an abstaining from the enforcement of a right.
4. a creditor's giving of indulgence after the day originally fixed for payment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.