Definition of silent partner in English:

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silent partner

Pronunciation: /ˈsīlənt ˈpärtnər/

noun

North American
A partner not sharing in the actual work of a firm.
Example sentences
  • The other 15% of the firm is owned by four silent partners, who invested another $10,500 in seed money for a total of $70,000 in start-up costs.
  • Keep in mind, however, that individual investors tend to be silent partners, which could be good or bad, depending on your needs.
  • Her evidence was that the business was ready to go by March 2001, and that she was going to be the active partner, and her son-in-law would be the silent partner.

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Syllabification: si·lent part·ner

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