arrearage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French arierage (detriment, legal prejudice)

Noun[edit]

arrearage (countable and uncountable, plural arrearages)

  1. The condition of being in arrears.
  2. An item that is in arrears, as periodic payments on a debt or for taxes.
    • 2009 February 8, Teri Karush Rogers, “A Condo Toughens Its Stance and Tightens Its Belt”, in New York Times[1]:
      “We’ve had maybe one or two arrearages on a regular basis since 2006 when I got on the board,” said Marc Held, a member until December.