silent partner


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silent partner

n.
One that makes financial investments in a business enterprise but does not participate in its management.

silent partner

n
(Commerce) US and Canadian a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): sleeping partner

si′lent part′ner


n.
a partner taking or allowed no active part in the conduct of a business. Compare secret partner.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silent partner - a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge
partner - a person who is a member of a partnership
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