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shadow directornoun [C]

uk   us   MANAGEMENT
a ​person who ​controls a ​company but is not ​officially named as a director: While ​acting as a ​shadowdirector is not ​illegal, it often ​indicates that there may be ​irregularities in the person's ​taxreturn.
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