Definition of private means in English:
Income from investments, property, or inheritance, as opposed to earned income or state benefit: old people with private means can choose such care he is a man of private means
More example sentences
- Only those people with abundant private means, investment and/or property can truly be said to have a comfortable old age.
- Peacock had modest private means but earned his living as an official in the East India Company.
- What comes through these biographies and recorded reactions in the press and magazine coverage of exhibitions is just how hard it must have been to sustain a meaningful position as an artist in Ireland, unless one had private means.
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