arrearage

noun ar·rear·age \ -ij \

Definition of arrearage

1 : the condition of being in arrears
2 : something that is in arrears; especially : something unpaid and overdue

Examples of arrearage in a Sentence

  1. the new buyer must pay the arrearage on the home before moving in

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First Known Use of arrearage

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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arrearage

noun ar·rear·age \ ə-ˈrir-ij \

legal Definition of arrearage

1 : the condition of being in arrears
2 : something that is in arrears; especially : something unpaid and overdue : arrear often used in pl.
  • the Virginia court reduced the arrearages to a final judgment
  • National Law Journal

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