American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation.
- n. The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations: an account in arrears.
- n. the state of being behind in payments
- n. an unpaid overdue debt
- Middle English arrers, from arrere, behind, from Old French arere, from Vulgar Latin *ad retrō, backward : Latin ad, to; see ad- + Latin retrō, behind; see re- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of the 1.8 million people with such loans, 400,000 are behind on their payments - with 100,000 in arrears by three months or more.”
“Peter Cargill claimed that the number of indebted countries in arrears regarding payments to the World Bank and/or that were seeking to renegotiate their multilateral debt had risen from three to eighteen between 1974 and 1978!”
“Pathetic, think that maybe Ensign was in arrears on paying for his Cadillac health plan there?”
“If you are a skilled planner how do you let a modest mortgage get months in arrears while earning $118k a year?”
“And when I was writing my story, I visited Kansas City, a pretty working-class crowd, and I talked to a lot of men who had been in arrears in child support.”
“The Braves are buried, along with the Marlins, eight games in arrears with 32 to go.”
“A least one notice regarding the hearing will have been sent to the last known address of the individual in arrears, OR published in a newspaper from the area where the hearing will be held.”
“Can an individual who is in arrears on child support payments have his/her bank account frozen?”
“Not only can they freeze his accounts (and depending how much in arrears he is in) They can seize it for back child support.”
“More gravely, it is as much as three years in arrears to providers of building supplies and electrical services.”
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