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
References in classic literature ?
Presently she forgot all about her silent partner at the gate and was talking as if she had known this grand personage all her life.
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While politicians have long put a spin on the stories they tell us, the press has not always been such a willing and silent partner in these misdeeds.
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Taking on the role of silent partner on occasion, too, is something that indigenous peoples are asking of these same governments today.
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She returned the favor, nursing him through his illnesses, assisting on his shows--"a sort of silent partner," she called herself when we talked in 1999.
Do you have reason to believe the agent or partner is engaged in illegal conduct under local law or is engaged in business with a silent partner who is a government official or member of the ruling family?
Their dialogue resulted in what was perceived as a market coup for Picasso: Rosenberg, with Wildenstein as his silent partner, offered to represent Picasso worldwide, and committed to buy a significant number of works each year.