arrear definition

  • noun:
    • Work to be done, obligation.
    • delinquent debt.
    • what is behind in repayment, or which stays unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or stability which continues to be because of when some component was compensated; arrearage; -- commonly used in plural, .
    • their state of being behind or behindhand: because, his work is in arrear.
    • the trunk.
    • That which is behind in repayment; a debt which stays delinquent, though due: typically utilized in the plural and implying that an integral part of the money is already compensated: as, arrears of rent, wages, or fees.
    • Work to be achieved, responsibility.
    • Unpaid debt.
    • That which is behind in repayment, or which continues to be unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or stability which stays due when some component happens to be paid; arrearage; -- popular in plural, .
    • The state to be behind or behindhand: because, their work is in arrear.
    • the trunk.
    • That which is behind in payment; a debt which stays delinquent, though due: generally found in the plural and implying that an integral part of the money is paid: as, arrears of rent, earnings, or fees.
  • adverb:
    • To or in the trunk; behind; backwards.
    • To or perhaps in the trunk; behind; backwards.
  • others:
    • See arear.
    • Backward; into or toward a corner; straight back; behind.
    • See arear.
    • Backward; into or toward the trunk; right back; at the rear of.

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