silent partner


Definition of silent partner

1 : a partner who is known to the public but has no voice in the conduct of a firm's business

Examples of silent partner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wary of stretching himself thin, Rapoport is now a silent partner at Prezzo, handing over the reins to new managing partner Eddie Pazzuoli (Tavolino Della Notte in Coral Springs) in January 2020. Phillip Valys,, 1 Dec. 2021 Zipay became a silent partner in Denali Disposal in 2017 and is not involved in operations or decision-making, according to a statement from the mayor’s office emailed Tuesday. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2021 Wilkerson: The owners had a silent partner, and there was a lot of infighting even before the pandemic. Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 Crosby is buying Burton’s 40% share, and a 20% share held by silent partner Deon Hilger, to become majority owner, Burton said. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2021 If a state law enforcement agency in Connecticut is told that a politician is a silent partner in a shady real estate deal, state prosecutors now have no fast, efficient and effective means of determining whether the tip is valid. Edmund H. Mahony,, 17 May 2021 One silent partner was Serdar Bilgili, the Turkish hotel magnate, who used to refer to Shvo as his brother and had introduced him to his wife, who is also Turkish, in 2009. Noah Kirsch, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Rose, who has 35 or so years in restaurant management, and a silent partner, are bringing the business in the form of an 11,500-square-foot building just off Route 22 and Long Drive, near Ripken Stadium. Randy Mcroberts,, 9 Mar. 2021 After filing for bankruptcy last fall, the Gindi family (whose Syrian American patriarch, Sonny Gindi, started the business in 1961) formed a new entity with a silent partner to buy back Century 21’s intellectual property and hang onto the business. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of silent partner

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silent partner was in 1818

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5 Dec 2021

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“Silent partner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of silent partner

: a partner who invests money in a business but is not involved in running the business

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Legal Definition of silent partner

— see partner


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