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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Rubell’s business partner and fellow Studio honcho, Ian Schrager, was nowhere to be found (perhaps by choice?) along with their third silent partner, investor Jack Dushey. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Matt Tyrnauer’s New Documentary, Studio 54, Takes On the Rise, Fall, and Last Days of Disco," 4 Oct. 2018 By 1990, The Times found, Fred Trump, the ultimate silent partner, had quietly transferred today’s equivalent of at least $46.2 million to his son. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 The non-stealthy airplane would receive targeting information from other fighters hiding from enemy radar, methodically servicing targets served up by a silent partner. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Boeing's Newest F-15 Packs More Than Two Dozen Missiles," 18 July 2018 Becky Friedman, who owns the cafe along with Jason Schiavone and a silent partner, considers this weekend’s launch a soft open. Anna Muckerman, baltimoresun.com, "The Hoof Cafe coffee shop opens this weekend in Locust Point," 13 June 2018 The company was sold to Baldwin and a friend a decade ago, with Baldwin serving as a silent partner focused on finances and operations. Cindy Atoji Keene, BostonGlobe.com, "For Gray Baldwin, ornamental is fundamental," 25 May 2018 Until the home sells, Unison is mostly a silent partner. Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, "Getting Down Payment Help Now. Sharing Home’s Gain (or Loss) Later.," 1 June 2018 More often than not African-Americans were the silent partners in statewide southern politics, expected to confine their ambitions to majority-minority jurisdictions where their presence would not arouse a racial backlash. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the South," 23 May 2018 Kevin Can Wait Kevin (Kevin James) offers to go in with Kendra and Chale (Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright) as a silent partner in their bid to buy Enzo's. Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "Monday's TV highlights: 'Elementary' on CBS," 30 Apr. 2018

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1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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silent partner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of silent partner

chiefly US : 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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