silent partner

a partner taking no active part in the conduct of a business.
Compare secret partner.

1820–30, Americanism Unabridged
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silent partner
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): sleeping partner a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital

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