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private income

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Definition of private income in English:

noun

Another term for unearned income.
Example sentences
  • Regarded as Ireland's first Modernist painter, O'Conor enjoyed the luxury of a private income.
  • This long period of study, which exercised a decisive influence on his life and outlook, was rendered possible by a modest private income, combined with simple living and abstemious habits.
  • He lived lavishly at university and, despite his private income, frequently sent to his uncle William for additional funds.

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