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the state or condition of being in arrears.
Often, arrearages. arrears; amount or amounts overdue.
Archaic. a thing or part kept in reserve.
Historical Examples

Resolved, That the landlord of the Club room whistle for the arrearage of rent.
The History and Records of the Elephant Club Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks


“unpaid debt,” early 14c., from Old French arierage “detriment, prejudice (in a legal sense)” (Modern French arrérage), from arere “behind;” see arrears.


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