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private income

an income from sources other than employment, such as investment Also called private means
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  • What had been his private income had now become the public revenue of a household.

    Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • There's no reason why you should, with your own private income.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • It tends greatly to her honour that she gradually liquidated her husband's debts out of her own private income.

  • The king gave away the whole of his private income in charity.

    The Queen's Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre
  • Her private income is a help in the maintenance of your establishment and so increases your credit in the world.

    Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • His own private income was barely sufficient for his lesser charities.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • He had a private income, but was in no way connected with politics or the Government.

    Married August Strindberg
  • First, private income may be appropriated by a tax on income.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter

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