follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

private income

noun
1.
an income from sources other than employment, such as investment Also called private means
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for private income
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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

Word of the Day

Word Value for private

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends