In arrear


In arrear
Arrear Ar*rear", n. That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due when some part has been paid; arrearage; -- commonly used in the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

For much I dread due payment by the Greeks Of yesterday's arrear. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

I have a large arrear of letters to write. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

{In arrear} or {In arrears}, behind; backward; behindhand; in debt. [1913 Webster]


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  • arrear — Se conjuga como: amar Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: arrear arreando arreado     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. arreo arreas arrea arreamos arreáis arrean… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • Arrear — Ar*rear , adv. [OE. arere, OF. arere, ariere, F. arri[ e]re, fr. L. ad + retro backward. See {Rear}.] To or in the rear; behind; backwards. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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