arrears


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ar·rears

 (ə-rîrz′)
pl.n.
1. An unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation.
2. The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations: an account in arrears.

[Middle English arrers, from arrere, behind, from Old French arere, from Vulgar Latin *ad retrō, backward : Latin ad, to; see ad- + Latin retrō, behind; see re- in Indo-European roots.]

arrears

(əˈrɪəz)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) (sometimes singular) Also called: arrearage something outstanding or owed
2. (Banking & Finance) in arrears in arrear late in paying a debt or meeting an obligation
[C18: from obsolete arrear (adv) behindhand, from Old French arere, from Medieval Latin adretrō, from Latin ad to + retrō backwards]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrears - the state of being behind in paymentsarrears - the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears"
financial obligation, indebtedness, liability - an obligation to pay money to another party
2.arrears - an unpaid overdue debtarrears - an unpaid overdue debt    
debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another

arrears

plural noun debt, claim, bill, due, duty, obligation, liability, debit They have promised to pay the arrears over the next five years.
in arrears behind, overdue, in debt, in arrears, behindhand They are more than six months in arrears with their mortgage.

arrears

noun
1. Something, such as money, owed by one person to another:
2. A condition of owing something to another:
Translations
مُتَأَخَّراتمُتَأخِّرات مِن الدَّيْـن
nedoplatkydluh
gældrestance
rästit
zaostaci
hátralék
ógreiddar skuldir
未払金
연체금
įsiskolinęsįsiskolinimasskolos
parāds
nedoplatok
resterande skulder
เงินค้างชำระ
tiền nợ còn khất lại

arrears

[əˈrɪəz] NPL
1. [of money] → atrasos mpl
rent arrearsatrasos mpl de alquiler
to be in arrears (with rent) → ir atrasado en los pagos
to get into arrearsatrasarse en los pagos
to pay one month in arrearspagar con un mes de retraso or a mes vencido
to be in arrears with one's correspondencetener correspondencia atrasada
2. (Sport) to be in arrearsir retrasado

arrears

[əˈrɪərz] nplarriéré m
rent arrears → arriérés de loyer
to be in arrears with one's rent → devoir un arriéré de loyer, être en retard pour le paiement de son loyer
to get into arrears → accumuler un arriéré
to be paid in arrears [payment] → être versé(e) rétroactivement; [person] → être payé(e) rétroactivement

arrears

plRückstände pl; to be in arrears with somethingim Rückstand mit etw sein; to get or fall into arrearsin Rückstand kommen; to have arrears of £5000mit £ 5000 im Rückstand sein; to be paid in arrearsrückwirkend bezahlt werden

arrears

[əˈrɪəz] npl (of money) → arretrati mpl
arrears of filing → pratiche fpl arretrate da archiviare
in arrears → in arretrato
to be in arrears with one's rent → essere in arretrato con l'affitto

arrears

(əˈriəz) noun plural
money which should have been paid because it is owed but which has not been paid. rent arrears.
in arrears
not up to date (eg in payments). He is in arrears with his rent.

arrears

مُتَأَخَّرات nedoplatky restance Rückstände οφειλόμενα atrasos rästit arriéré zaostaci arretrati 未払金 연체금 achterstand (rest)gjeld zaległości dívidas, pagamentos em atraso долги resterande skulder เงินค้างชำระ vadesi geçmiş borç tiền nợ còn khất lại 欠账
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