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Arrears Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an unpaid overdue debt
  • the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears" ,
  • an unpaid overdue debt

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Arrears'


  • Arrears: Arrears (also sometimes known as an arrearage) is a legal term for the part of a debt that is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The

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'Arrears' example sentence in quotations


* I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day - David Grayson

* Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months. - Oren Arnold


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Arrears Sample Sentences in News


  • Exclusive: Bankrupt San Bernardino repaying millions in arrears to Calpers - source
    By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino has begun repaying millions in arrears to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in a deal that has ended an acrimonious relationship between the California city and its biggest creditor. San Bernardino has set aside $10.6 million in its current budget, which has yet to be publis Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • Arrears to cane growers have come down; no call on export subsidy yet: Paswan
    The Union Food Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, on Thursday said that sugarcane arrears to be paid to cane farmers had reduced and that no call had been taken on the extension of sugar export subsidy for the 2014-15 season. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • Govt brings down cane growers' arrears; no call on export subsidy yet: Paswan
    The Union Food Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, on Thursday said that sugarcane arrears to be paid to cane farmers had been reduced and that no call had been taken on the extension of sugar export subsidy for the 2014-15 season. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'

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