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silent partner

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
( UK also sleeping partner) FINANCE
a person who invests in a company and receives profits but is not involved in managing it: He agreed to become a silent partner, taking 50% of the profits. →  Compare active partner , managing partner
Translations of “silent partner”
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱名合伙人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐名合伙人…
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