a partner taking no active part in the conduct of a business.
- Compare secret partner.
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How to use silent partner in a sentence
Before President Barack Obama’s makeover of the student loan system in 2010, the federal government was essentially a silent partner in a $60 billion program.Education Dept. orders Navient to refund $22.3 million in decade-old student loan scandal | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In Iraq, Tehran was our silent partner, working to break an ISIS siege and edging out Maliki.How Iran Could Become Our Shadow Enemy in the Syria ISIS War | Jacob Siegel | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Next to her, Jenny Sanford, author of Staying True, and Dina Matos McGreevey, author of silent partner, look like wallflowers.
At this time Cochin was also a silent partner in Matifat's drug-store.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He was an abstracted and silent partner, and in the intervals of dancing he studied his cuff.The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
He was the first one to take your candies to South Riveredge, cried Jean, with thoughts ever for the faithful old silent partner.Three Little Women | Gabrielle E. Jackson
Mr. Meadows, the president, will take all telephone messages, as the horse is a silent partner.Ticktock and Jim | Keith Robertson
Did she know what he meant to do with them; that is, was Cordelia a silent partner in Egbert's stock speculations?Fair Harbor | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for silent partner
US and Canadian a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): sleeping partner
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