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noun
a partner taking no active part in the conduct of a business.
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Origin of silent partner

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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silent partner

noun
US and Canadian a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capitalAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): sleeping partner
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