back adj1: being overdue or in arrearsback rent2: being retroactive esp. as compensationreinstated with back pay
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(in arrears) adjective
behind, behind time, belated, deferred, delayed, detained, earlier, elapsed, expired, fore, forgotten, former, in abeyance, late, long-delayed, overdue, past, prior, tardy, unpunctual, unready
associated concepts: back pay, back taxes, back time doctrine, back wages
(in reverse) adjective
backward, hindermost, hindmost, hindward, posterior, rearmost, rearward, retrogressive, retrospective, reversed, turned around
associated concepts: back lands
abet, adhere (maintain loyalty), advocate, assist, avouch (guarantee), bear (support), bolster, capitalize (provide capital), cosign, countenance, delinquent (overdue), document, encourage, endorse, espouse, favor, finance, guarantee, help, invest (fund), justify, nurture, parlay (bet), promote (organize), recommend, sponsor, subsidize, support (assist), underwrite, uphold, vouch
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To support or be in favor of.(2) To support financially.(3) To endorse or countersign.adj.From the past; to the rear of.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.