Definition of Arrears

1. Noun. The state of being behind in payments. "An account in arrears"




2. Noun. An unpaid overdue debt.
Generic synonyms: Debt

Definition of Arrears

1. Noun. An unpaid or overdue obligation. A debt. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of arrear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arrears

1. arrear [n] - See also: arrear

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrears

arraunt
array
array controller
arrayal
arrayals
arrayed
arrayed library
arrayer
arrayers
arraying
arraylike
arrays
arrear
arrearage
arrearages
arrears (current term)
arrect
arrectaries
arrectary
arrected
arrecting
arrector
arrector pili
arrector pili muscles
arrectores pilorum
arrects
arreede
arreedes
arreeding
arrenotokous

Literary usage of Arrears

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Mortgages by John Joseph Powell, Thomas Coventry (1826)
"the tenant for life to pay the arrears, as otherwise all would fall on the reversioner, and it was so decreed. them ; for they are charges on the land as ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1894)
"REPORT ON THE arrears OF INTEREST.1 c, c. [March 22, 1784] The Grand Committee consisting of appointed to prepare and report to Congress the arrears of ..."

3. Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising by United States Attorney-General (1852)
"And my opinion is asked, whether his arrears of pension, not being received by him in his lifetime, shall revert to the navy pension fund, or be paid to his ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"17664 7 3 Do., arrears of first half of same grant 731 16 2 (7) Tower Mint ... 614 16 8 (5) Pensions and gifts (with arrears and advances) 2.020 15 8 (6) ..."

5. The Works of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton (1904)
"arrears OF PAY ' Hamilton to Washington (Cabinet Paper). TREASURY DEPARTMENT, May ยป8, 1790. The Secretary of the Treasury conceives it to be his duty most ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"But at least and lowest, this grievance of the arrears shall be rectified. A plan, much noised of in those days, under the name, " Decree of the Sixth of ..."

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