Adjective "arrearage" definition and examples

(Arrearage may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrɪərɪdʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'Riddick, his wife and their three children have fallen from the middle class to homelessness because he is forced to pay $1, 400 a month in child support and arrearages.'
  2. 'The inflated arrearages are created in large part because the child support system is mulishly impervious to the economic realities working-class people face, such as layoffs, wage cuts, unemployment, and work-related injuries.'

More definitions

1. the state or condition of being in arrears.

2. Often, arrearages. arrears; amount or amounts overdue.

3. Archaic. a thing or part kept in reserve.

More examples(as adjective)

"payments can be arrearage."