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"silent partner" in British English

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silent partnernoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌsaɪ.lənt ˈpɑːt.nər/ us   /ˌsaɪ.lənt ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/ US UK sleeping partner
a partner in a company who does not take an active part in its management, especially one who provides some of the money
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silent partnernoun [C]

us   /ˈsɑɪ·lənt ˈpɑrt·nər/
someone who owns part 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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