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Refraining from doing something that one has a legal right to do. Giving of further time for repayment of an obligation or agreement; not to enforce claim at its due date. A delay in enforcing a legal right. Act by which creditor waits for payment of debt due by a debtor after it becomes due.

Within Usury law, the contractual obligation of a lender or creditor to refrain, during a given period of time, from requiring the borrower or debtor to repay the loan or debt then due and payable.

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n. an intentional delay in collecting a debt or demanding performance on a contract, usually for a specific period of time. Forbearance is often consideration for a promise by the debtor to pay an added amount.

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abstention from or postponement of the enforcement of a legal right.
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The extension will provide additional time for the company to continue negotiations and documentation with the forbearing noteholders with respect to the terms of a restructuring transaction and to obtain consents from the company's senior secured lenders to the transaction.
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In exchange for the extension, the company has agreed to issue shares of its voting common stock to the forbearing note holders who have executed the most recent amendment if an exchange transaction is not consummated within five days after the end of the forbearance period.
One feels that the paint has been patiently rubbed into the still-visible tooth of the canvas rather than laid on top of it, as though the evident mordancy of the imagery were assuaged by the bleak but forbearing tenderness of its execution.
Moreover, far from being a cold or arrogant personality, as he is so often claimed to be, Bacon is proven to be thoroughly amiable: he had numerous friends and was especially liked by them; he was "remarkably forbearing" even to Coke, but this feeling, needless to add, was not reciprocated.