the state or condition of being in arrears.
Often, arrearages. arrears; amount or amounts overdue.
Archaic. a thing or part kept in reserve.
Resolved, That the landlord of the Club room whistle for the arrearage of rent.
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“unpaid debt,” early 14c., from Old French arierage “detriment, prejudice (in a legal sense)” (Modern French arrérage), from arere “behind;” see arrears.
the state of being behind or late, especially in the fulfillment of a duty, promise, obligation, or the like: Many homeowners have fallen into arrears. Sometimes, arrear. something overdue in payment; a debt that remains unpaid: Those countries that have paid their arrears may be granted additional loans. in arrears, behind or late, especially in […]
arrector arrector ar·rec·tor (ə-rěk’tər, ā-rěk’-) n. pl. ar·rec·to·res (ār’ěk-tôr’ēz) See erector.
. parthenogenesis in which only males are produced.
to seize (a person) by legal authority or warrant; take into custody: The police arrested the burglar. to catch and hold; attract and fix; engage: The loud noise arrested our attention. to check the course of; stop; slow down: to arrest progress. Medicine/Medical. to control or stop the active progress of (a disease): The new […]