from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes financial investments in a business enterprise but does not participate in its management.
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- n. A partner who is not actively involved in the running of a business
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Dormant partner, under Dormant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge
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