Meaning of “silent partner” in the English Dictionary

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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

(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 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)

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