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private income

an income from sources other than employment, such as investment Also called private means
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  • There's no reason why you should, with your own private income.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • The king gave away the whole of his private income in charity.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • He had a private income—not a large one—of his own, and had saved out of it.

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • His own private income was barely sufficient for his lesser charities.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • First, private income may be appropriated by a tax on income.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • He had a private income, but was in no way connected with politics or the Government.

    Married August Strindberg
  • What should such a common man as Kilquhanity do with a private income!

  • Unless these aspiring chaps have a private income, how do they contrive to live?

    Unicorns James Huneker

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