ar·rear·age /ə-'rir-ij/ n
1: the condition of being in arrears
2: something that is in arrears; esp: something unpaid and overdue: arrear
— often used in pl.
the Virginia court reduced the arrearage s to a final judgmentNational Law Journal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index arrears, debt, delinquency (shortage)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. An overdue debt.
See also arrear.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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