silent partner
silent partner see partner

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

silent partner
n.
An investor in a business who contributes capital and shares profits and losses but does no active management.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


silent partner
An investor who puts money into a business and in exchange receives a share in the profits, but takes no part in management and may be unknown to the public or customers. A silent partner may be liable for business debts and judgments unless designated as a limited partner in a limited partnership agreement.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


silent partner
n. An investor in a business who takes a share of the profits, but who plays no active role in the day-by-day activity of that business. It is not unusual for a silent partner's name to be kept off the public record.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

silent partner
n.
   a non-legal term for an investor who puts money into a business, takes no part in management and is often unknown to customers. A "limited partner," who is prohibited from taking part in management and has no liability for debts beyond his/her investment, is a true silent partner. However, without a limited partnership agreement, a silent partner is responsible for the debts of the partnership as a general partner.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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