secret partner

Related to secret partner: Dormant partner, silent partner, nominal partner

secret partner

n.
A partner whose participation in a business partnership is hidden from the public.

se′cret part′ner


n.
a partner whose membership in a firm is not made public. Compare silent partner.
[1905–10]
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He contributed largely, in succession, to the 'Edinburgh' and 'Quarterly' reviews, and having become a secret partner in the printing firm of the Ballantyne brothers, two of his school friends, exerted himself not only in the affairs of the company but in vast editorial labors of his own, which included among other things voluminously annotated editions of Dryden and Swift.
A FORMER Edge Hill university dean and his secret partner were jailed after scamming the institution out of more than PS500,000.
Several sources told Biz Buzz that Uy would have a secret partner in taking 2GO's business model to a new level.
The summary further notes that Bilal Erdoy-an was the secret partner of a development project in Etiler.
We all knew his dismissal was coming after he dropped the bombshell that he had a secret partner.
Food, sex and intellectual property make strange bedfellows in "My Secret Partner," an erotic comedy in which a budding screenwriter and sous-chef provide carnal and creative stimuli for their respective older mentors.
Regarding the opinion of now former President, Georgi Parvanov, who just finished his second term in office and who is also a former BSP leader that there is a much needed change in the party, which had lost strength and that "the one who is responsible for the party having just 40 Members of the Parliament could be suspected in trying to become a secret partner of GERB," Stanishev declared he had enough confidence in what he had achieved as party leader, but anyone could run for the post.
You can't, on one hand, claim to be acting in the national interest as you wield the axe in one hand, while on the other admit to bending the expenses rules to the limit to pay your secret partner pounds 40,000.
A PRIEST who left his Scottish parish on health grounds is running an Irish bar in Spain with his secret partner.
He went out on his own for good in 1988, at Fair Grounds in his home town, and since has won major races with Link (his first Graded stakes winner), Prankster, ex-French Mumtaz and Secret Partner.
Now Yvonne's secret partner has vowed he will not rest until he gets justice for her slaying.