arrears
I noun arrearage, back payments, balance due, debit, debt, debt unpaid though due, default, deferred payment, deficit, delinquency, indebtedness, indebtment, liability, obligation, outstanding debt, overdue bill, overdue payment, payments past due, pecuniae residuae, state of indebtedness, unpaid bill, unpaid debt associated concepts: arrears in taxes, arrears of alimony, arrears of assessment, arrears of dues, arrears of interest, arrears of premiums, arrears of rent, arrears of taxes, judgment on arrears II index debit, debt, deficit, delinquency (shortage), due

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


arrears
n.
Overdue payments; money owed but not yet paid.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


arrears
Money that a party fails to pay when due. Often the sum of multiple unpaid amounts, such as rent, installments on an account or promissory note, or monthly child support. A person who has failed to make payments is "in arrears" for the amount due.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


arrears
=>> arrear.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


arrears
A sum of money that has not been paid or has only been paid in part at the time it is due.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


arrears
A sum of money that has not been paid or has only been paid in part at the time it is due.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

arrears
n.
   money not paid when due, usually the sum of a series of unpaid amounts, such as rent, installments on an account or promissory note, or monthly child support. Sometimes these are called "arrearages."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • arrears — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ money owed that should already have been paid. ● in arrears Cf. ↑in arrears ORIGIN Old French arere, from Latin retro backwards …   English terms dictionary

  • arrears — mid 14c., in times past, from O.Fr. ariere behind, backward, from V.L. *ad retro, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + retro behind (see RETRO (Cf. retro )). Meaning balance due dates from early 15c.; phrase in arrears first …   Etymology dictionary

  • arrears — [ə rirz′] pl.n. [ME arrers < arrere, backward < OFr ariere < VL aretro < L ad, to + retro, behind] 1. unpaid and overdue debts 2. unfinished business, work, etc. in arrears or in arrear behind in paying a debt, doing one s work, etc …   English World dictionary

  • arrears — The amount of money by which a contract or obligation is in default. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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  • arrears — or arrearages Money which is overdue and unpaid; e.g. overdue mortgage or rent payments. Term used to describe cumulative preferred stock dividends that have not been declared on time …   Black's law dictionary

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