[ uh-reer-ij ]
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  1. the state or condition of being in arrears.

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

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

Origin of arrearage

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English arerage, from Old French; see origin at arrears, -age

Words Nearby arrearage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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