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"silent partner" in British English

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silent partnernoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   US (UK sleeping partner)
a ​partner in a ​company who does not take an ​activepart in ​itsmanagement, ​especially one who ​provides some of the ​money
(Definition of silent partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"silent partner" in American English

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silent partnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·lənt ˈpɑrt·nər/
someone who ​ownspart of a ​business but does not make ​decisions about how it ​operates
(Definition of silent partner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"silent partner" in Business English

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silent partnernoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (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.
(Definition of silent partner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silent partner”
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐名合伙人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱名合伙人…
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