Crossword clues for arrears
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 An unpaid or overdue obligation. A debt. 2 (plural of arrear English)Category:English plurals
n. the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears"
an unpaid overdue debt
Arrears (also sometimes known as an arrearage) is a legal term for the part of a debt that is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The amount of the arrears is the amount accrued from the date on which the first missed payment was due. The term is usually used in relation with periodically recurring payments such as rent, bills, royalties (or other contractual payments), and child support.
Payment in arrear is a term describing payments made after a service has been provided.
Usage examples of "arrears".
At the same time that he obliged the worthless favorites of the tyrant to resign a part of their ill gotten wealth, he satisfied the just creditors of the state, and unexpectedly discharged the long arrears of honest services.
In the sixth year of his reign, Constantine visited the city of Autun, and generously remitted the arrears of tribute, reducing at the same time the proportion of their assessment from twenty-five to eighteen thousand heads, subject to the real and personal capitation.
They dreaded the influence of his father-in law, the patrician Petronius, a cruel and rapacious minister, who rigorously exacted all the arrears of tribute that might remain unpaid since the reign of the emperor Aurelian.
The humanity of his predecessors had always remitted, in some auspicious circumstance of their reign, the arrears of the public tribute, and they dexterously assumed the merit of resigning those claims which it was impracticable to enforce.
On the suspicion of a monopoly, they massacred the governor, and announced to Justinian, by a deputation of the clergy, that unless their offence was pardoned, and their arrears were satisfied, they should instantly accept the tempting offers of Totila.
The key of the public treasure was put into his hand, to collect magazines, to levy soldiers, to purchase arms and horses, to discharge the arrears of pay, and to tempt the fidelity of the fugitives and deserters.
For their relief, as often as they had suffered by natural or hostile calamities, he was impatient to remit the arrears of the past, or the demands of future taxes: he sternly rejected the servile offerings of his ministers, which were compensated by tenfold oppression.
He bequeathed gifts of cloth to friends and to the poor, and remitted two years’ tax to his tenants, most of whom were already in arrears.
Booty and ransom were not just a bonus, but a necessity to take the place of arrears in pay and to induce enlistment.
With the ransom in arrears and trouble arising over the ceded territories, their exile stretched ahead to no visible horizon.
Combined with arrears in ransom, cancellation of the “hostages’“ treaty, to which he had assented, and non-fulfillment of other cessions, it brought his own honor into disrepute and left him no way out, so he claimed, but to return to captivity.
WThen she bought silver buckles on credit, let her servants’ wages fall into arrears, pawned her jewelry up to the value of 1,000 marks, the King complacently paid her debts, and in 1358, when she was 26, assigned her a regular income of another /1,000 a year, which was duly paid as long as he lived.
Denis who wrote the Chronicle of the Reign of Charles VI, the tax-collectors of Avignon descended like vultures to carry off his goods and furnishings on pretext of making up arrears in clerical tithes.
The English demand for more than a mil lion francs in arrears on Jean’s ransom was met by the French claim for an indemnity of three million for war damages on their soil.
Even when the French finally offered to pay the arrears on Jean’s ransom and guarantee peaceable possession if not sovereignty of Aquitaine, in return for the razing of Calais, the English held back.