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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arrears mean? 

ARREARS (noun)
  The noun ARREARS has 2 senses:

1. the state of being behind in payments
2. an unpaid overdue debt

  Familiarity information: ARREARS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ARREARS (noun)

Sense 1arrears [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being behind in payments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

an account in arrears

Hypernyms ("arrears" is a kind of...):

financial obligation; indebtedness; liability (an obligation to pay money to another party)

Sense 2arrears [BACK TO TOP]


An unpaid overdue debt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("arrears" is a kind of...):

debt (money or goods or services owed by one person to another)

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