Definition of arrear
1 : the state of being behind in the discharge of obligations —usually used in plural <in arrears with the rent>
2 a : an unfinished duty —usually used in plural <arrears of work that have piled up> b : an unpaid and overdue debt —usually used in plural <paying off the arrears of the past several months>
Rhymes with arrear
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Legal Definition of arrear
1a : the condition of being behind in one's duties or esp. financial obligations —usually used in plural <in arrears with the rent> b : the condition of being due at the end of a term rather than the beginning —usually used in plural <mortgage payments are made in arrears>
2 : an unpaid and overdue debt —usually used in plural <paying off the arrears of the previous owners>
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