He remitted all arrears of taxes, the collection of which was for the future placed in the hands of the local officials.
But he had other reasons: he was in arrears to his bookseller, his tailor, and other tradesmen.
They had become involved in the Miller suit and fell into arrears.
He may claim all arrears of rent; and if so, we are more than beggars.
The whole amount of arrears to the beginning of the present year, is about ten thousand louis d'ors.
At the same time he was relieved from the payment of the tribute, then four years in arrears, owing to his distressed condition.
He augmented their pay; though the public necessities sometimes obliged him to run in arrears to them.
To arrive at these conclusions put him five minutes in arrears.
See that you have our wages ready for Friday, and all the arrears, too!
"The sacks, into which Mena's arrears flow seem to be empty," laughed the cook.