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  Forbearance (For*bear"ance) (?), n.

The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience. "He soon shall findForbearance no acquittance ere day end." Milton.
2. 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.

Synonyms -- Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.

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