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Pronunciation of Arrear: Learn how to pronounce Arrear in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word arrears:

noun
money that is owed and should have been paid earlier:
he was suing the lessee for the arrears of rent
mortgage arrears
Phrases
in arrears
(also chiefly Law in arrear)
1behind with paying money that is owed:
two out of three tenants are in arrears
(of payments made or due for wages, rent, etc.) at the end of each period in which work is done or a tenancy is occupied:
you will be paid monthly in arrears
2(of a competitor in a sports race or match) having a lower score or weaker performance than other competitors:
she finished ten metres in arrears
Derivatives
arrearage
noun
Origin:
Middle English (first used in the phrase in arrear): from arrear (adverb) ‘behind, overdue’, from Old French arere, from medieval Latin adretro, from ad- ‘towards’ + retro ‘backwards’