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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

  • Allahabad HC to rule on UP cane arrears case tomorrow
    In the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh private sugar mills defaulting on sugarcane arrears of Rs 337 crore pertaining to 2013-14 crushing season, Allahabad High Court today heard the case filed by a farmers' advocacy body in the matter. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • IMF says Zimbabwe needs credible plan to clear arrears
    The International Monetary Fund said it would consider extending new financial support to Zimbabwe only if the southern African country agrees to clear arrears with international financial institutions. Zimbabwe owes $9 billion in external debt, half of it in arrears and has not received financial support from the IMF, World Bank and African Development Bank since Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • NHIA broke: Terkper, Sylvester contradict each other over arrears
    Finance Ministry and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) are providing contradictory information on arrears owed service providers. Hospitals across the country are said to be in a state of bankruptcy as a result of debts owed them by the Authority. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'

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