- the state or condition of being in arrears.
- Often arrearages. arrears; amount or amounts overdue.
- Archaic. a thing or part kept in reserve.
Origin of arrearage
Examples from the Web for arrearage
Historical Examples of arrearage
Resolved, That the landlord of the Club room whistle for the arrearage of rent.The History and Records of the Elephant Club
Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Word Origin and History for arrearage
"unpaid debt," early 14c., from Old French arierage "detriment, prejudice (in a legal sense)" (Modern French arrérage), from arere "behind;" see arrears.