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2 definitions found
 for Arrear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           For much I dread due payment by the Greeks
           Of yesterday's arrear.                   --Cowper.
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           I have a large arrear of letters to write. --J. D.
                                                    Forbes.
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     In arrear or In arrears, behind; backward; behindhand; in
        debt.
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