silent partner

noun

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

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First Known Use of silent partner

1828


SILENT PARTNER Defined for English Language Learners

silent partner

noun

Definition of silent partner for English Language Learners

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


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silent partner

legal Definition of silent partner

see partner

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