Adjective "arrear" definition and examples

Definitions

1. the state of being behind or late, especially in the fulfillment of a duty, promise, obligation, or the like: Many homeowners have fallen into arrears.

2. Sometimes, arrear. something overdue in payment; a debt that remains unpaid: Those countries that have paid their arrears may be granted additional loans. Idioms

3. in arrears, behind or late, especially in payment: She was three months in arrears on her mortgage and credit card payments. Also, Chiefly Law, in arrear.

More examples(as adjective)

"taxes can be arrear."

"payments can be arrear."

Origin

(arrears)