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Arrears Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    arrears n
  1. the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears"
  2. an unpaid overdue debt
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Arrears'


Arrears (also sometimes known as rearage) is a legal term for the part of a debt that is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The amount of the arrears is the amount accrued from the date on which the first missed payment was due; the account is said to be "in arrears." The term is usually used in relation with periodically recurring payments such as rent, bills, royalties (or other contractual payments), and child support.

Payment in arrears is a term describing payments made after a service has been provided. In this case use of the word "arrears" does not imply any breach.

The term in arrears is also used in many contexts to refer to payments made at the end of a period, as distinct from in advance, which are payments made at the start of a period. For instance, rent is usually paid in advance, but mortgages in arrears (the interest for the period is due at the end of the period). Employees' salaries are usually paid in arrears.

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* 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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  • Bank of Scotland damned by Judge as 'unconscionable' after it 'double billed' mortgage borrowers who fell into arrears
    Bank of Scotland had 'capitalised' the arrears, rolling the missed payments into the outstanding loan and triggering higher monthly payments to clear the debt. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • Abia council workers shelve planned strike
    Council workers in Abia State have shelved their planned strike over salary arrears following the constitution of a negotiating team by the state government. The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission and Pensions Board, Chief Dan Egbeogu, who disclosed this to our correspondent in Umuahia, said the team is headed by Deputy Governor Emeka Ananaba. Egbeogu.. Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'
  • Abia council workers shelve strike
    Council workers in Abia State have shelved the strike action they earlier threatened to embark on over salary arrears following the setting up of a negotiating team by the state government to look into their grievances.Chairman, Local Government Service Commission and Pensions Board, Chief Dan Egbeogu who disclosed this in a media chat with our...  [Read More...] Read more on this news related to 'Arrears'

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