- the state of being in arrears
Origin of arrearageMiddle English arerage ; from Old French arierage ; from ariere: see arrears
- The state of being behind in the fulfillment of obligations or of being overdue in payment.
- A payment owed.
- A condition of being in arrears.
- An item that is in arrears, as periodic payments on a debt or for taxes.
Old French arierage (“detriment, legal prejudice”)
arrearage - Legal Definition
An overdue debt. See also arrear.