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English definition of “private income”

private income

noun [C or U]    
FINANCE income from shares or other investments , rather than income earned by working : older people who are dependent on their pensions and have no private income
(Definition of private income noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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