Adjective "Arrear" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Arrear


    Definition:

    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.

    Origin:
    arrears

    Examples:

    "taxes can be arrear."

    "payments can be arrear."