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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrears(noun)

    the state of being behind in payments

    "an account in arrears"

  2. arrears(noun)

    an unpaid overdue debt


  1. arrears(Noun)

    An unpaid or overdue obligation. A debt.


  1. Arrears

    Arrears is a legal term for the part of a debt that is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The amount of the arrears is the amount accrued from the date on which the first missed payment was due. The term is usually used in relation with periodically recurring payments such as rent, bills, royalties, and child support. Payment in arrears is a term describing payments made after a service has been provided. In this case use of the word "arrears" does not imply any breach.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arrears

    The difference between the full pay of a commissioned officer, and what he is empowered to draw for till his accounts are passed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrears in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrears in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of arrears in a Sentence

  1. West African:

    The key element of what we are doing is to address the revenue shortfalls, ensure the achievement of the objectives of the ongoing fiscal consolidation, and keep borrowing in line with approved levels. We have also cleared most of the arrears and we are removing subsidies.

  2. Human Rights Watch:

    This provision appears tailor-made to suppress organized gatherings to prevent evictions for mortgage default and rent arrears.

  3. David Grayson:

    I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day

  4. Oren Arnold:

    Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.

  5. Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla:

    The arrears owed to foreign oil companies by Egypt reached around $3 billion at the end of December.

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