Dormant partner

Dormant partner
Dormancy Dor"man*cy, n. [From {Dormant}.] The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance. [1913 Webster]

It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from {couchant}. [1913 Webster]

{Dormant partner} (Com.), a partner who takes no share in the active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; -- called also {sleeping partner} or {silent partner}.

{Dormant window} (Arch.), a dormer window. See {Dormer}.

{Table dormant}, a stationary table. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.