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ar·rears

arrears

 
 
pronunciation:
rirz
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: a debt that is late in being paid.
synonyms:
arrearage
similar words:
debit, debt, liability, obligation
definition 2: the state of being delinquent in the payment of financial obligations (usu. prec. by in).
His account was in arrears and the utilities company threatened to shut off his electricity.
similar words:
debt, default