Word of the day

The word for today is…

forbearance (noun) – 1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
2. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt obligations, from forbear + -ance. General sense of “a refraining from” is from 1590s.