arrearage

[ uh-reer-ij ]
/ əˈrɪər ɪdʒ /

noun

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

1275–1325; Middle English arerage < Old French. See arrear, -age
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