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In gaming, to trounce an opponent. To be "pwned" is to be defeated unmercifully. The term has also come to mean "hacked." For example, the website www.haveibeenpwned.com lists the top 10 website breaches, and people can check to see if their e-mail address was compromised.

Pronounced "pone," "pwen," "pawn" or "pun," the derivation of the term is not definitively known. Some believe it came from a common typo of the word "own" when typing too quickly "I own you!" On a QWERTY keyboard, the "o" and "p" keys are next to each other. See hack.
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That the Declarant alwise looked upon her to be his Whore and not his wife, but owns that the said Baillie during that time, bore Shaw's Name as his Wife to screen her from being drummed out of the Regement as a Whore, and that the said Baillie ownd to the Declarant that she was never married to Shaw.
Variable CAPINC MNFP TRDP POPM UNEMP OWND POP65 Partial [R.
Based on 26 million KMP units ownd by us for the three months ended September 30, 2012, and 22 million KMP units owned by us in the prior periods, multiplied by the KMP per unit distribution declared, as outlined in footnote (1) above.
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