arrears Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"arrears" in British English

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arrearsnoun [plural]

uk   /əˈrɪəz/  us   /-ˈrɪrz/
money that is ​owed and should already have been ​paid: rent arrears
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(Definition of arrears from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arrears" in Business English

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arrearsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /əˈrɪəz/ FINANCE
money that is ​owed and should already have been ​paid: He ​ran into difficulties with his ​mortgage, ​building up more than £18,000 arrears. The ​government is ​committed to the ​full and timely ​payment of its ​publicdebt and arrears.
in arrears owingmoney that should have been ​paid in the past: Only 75 of its 7,300 borrowers are in arrears. About 180,000 ​homeowners were more than three months in arrears. UK if someone is ​paid in arrears, they are ​paid at the end of the ​period of ​time during which the ​money was ​earned: Childcare often has to be ​paid for in ​advance, while ​salaries are ​paid in arrears.
(Definition of arrears from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arrears”
in Spanish atrasos…
in Vietnamese nợ còn khất lại…
in Malaysian tunggakan…
in Thai เงินค้างชำระ…
in French arriéré…
in German die Rückstände…
in Chinese (Simplified) 应付的欠款, 逾期的债款…
in Turkish gecikmiş borç, zamanında ödenmeyen para…
in Russian задолженность…
in Indonesian tunggakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 應付的欠款, 逾期的債款…
in Polish zaległości (płatnicze)…
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