Dor"man*cy(?), n. [From Dormant.] The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people.Burke.
(Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion
dormant; -- distinguished from
(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
silent partner. --
(Arch.), a dormer window. See Dormer. --
Table dormant, a stationary table.
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