1. from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + retro "behind" (see retro-).
来自拉丁短语ad retro, 应用于经济学指滞后，欠款。
- arrears (n.)
- mid-14c., "in times past," from Old French ariere "behind, backward," from Vulgar Latin *ad retro, from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + retro "behind" (see retro-). Meaning "balance due" dates from early 15c.; phrase in arrears first recorded 1610s, but in arrearages is from late 14c.
- 1. Davies finished almost two seconds in arrears for third place.
- 2. Thousands of its customers are in arrears with loans and mortgage payments.
- 3. They have promised to pay the arrears over the next five years.
- 4. These 50,000 arrears cases represent a tiny fraction of all home owners.
- 5. Unemployment benefit is paid fortnightly in arrears.
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