silent partner


: 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 In 2021, adult film actress Mia Malkova, content producer Eli Tucker and a silent partner agreed to buy Blackberry Castle. Jeastman, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2023 Sherer was largely a silent partner, but Thompson became the face of the new Callaghan’s. Lawrence Specker |, al, 5 June 2023 At the time, the mayor’s office said Zipay had become a silent partner in Denali Disposal in 2017. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2023 In the case that your only option is to raise funds, consider taking on several smaller investors or a silent partner in order to keep control. Theo Sastre-Garau, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2023 The Weghorsts, along with silent partners, joined Slapfish as a franchisee to serve those craving a seafood option somewhere between white tablecloth service and fast food; and the company has come to rely on Mark Weghorst for testing products and systems. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2023 My brother is more of a silent partner., 26 Oct. 2021 The mafia isn’t a silent partner, either. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 29 July 2021 Jet Fuel is a passion project for silent partner Davis, who hopes that one day Jet Fuel shops will be featured vendors at U.S. airports nationwide. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of silent partner was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Silent partner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Legal Definition

silent partner

see partner

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