arrearage

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noun ar·rear·age \-ij\

Definition of arrearage

  1. 1 :  the condition of being in arrears

  2. 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

First Known Use of arrearage

14th century


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arrearage

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noun ar·rear·age \ə-ˈrir-ij\

Legal Definition of arrearage

  1. 1 :  the condition of being in arrears

  2. 2 :  something that is in arrears; especially :  something unpaid and overdue :  arrear —often used in plural the Virginia court reduced the arrearages to a final judgment — National Law Journal


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