Trying to resolve a problem between two individuals up with some compromise or common ground. It occurs more often during times of poor economic conditions. An example is a creditor offering an accommodation to a borrower to avoid a bankruptcy situation.
A debt which is in default but which the creditor allows the debtor to rectify by lengthening the time period of the loan, reducing the interest rate, or some other accommodation. An example is a bank that elects not to foreclosure on a mortgage because of the homeowner's nonpayment, but agrees to stretch out the payments.