What does Arrearage mean?

Arrearage meaning in General Dictionary

whatever stays delinquent and overdue after repayment of a part arrears

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  • That which remains unpaid and overdue, after payment of a component; arrears.

Arrearage meaning in Finance Dictionary

as a whole, the total amount of an obligation that will be previous. More especially, the total amount of interest because of on bonds and dividends due on collective preferred stock but confirmed unpaid. Whilst dividends on cumulative preferred stock continue unpaid, dividends on common stock are not payable.


Arrearage meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"unpaid debt," early 14c., from Old French arierage "detriment, bias (in a legal good sense)" (Modern French arr


Arrearage meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) That which remains unpaid and delinquent, after repayment of a part; arrears.