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Of or belonging to oneself or itself: She makes her own clothes.
That which belongs to one: I wanted a room of my own.
v. owned, own·ing, owns
a. To have or possess as property: owns a chain of restaurants.
b. To have control over: For a time, enemy planes owned the skies.
2. To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge: "I own that I have been sly, thievish, mean, a prevaricator, greedy, derelict, / and I own that I remain so yet" (Walt Whitman).
To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up to the crime. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
on (one's) own
1. By one's own efforts: She got the job on her own.
2. Responsible for oneself; independent of outside help or control: He is now out of college and on his own.

[Middle English owene, owne, from Old English āgen; see aik- in Indo-European roots.]

own′er n.
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Adj.1.owned - having an owner; often used in combination; "state-owned railways"
ownerless, unowned - having no owner
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'na gawell wfed i'r a, un o a gf ahecf G' aa n afu, ownt g.
We obtain data on ownership identity (OWNT), the classification of the major shareholder of the companies, primarily from Economatica, and we classify the data according to the annual financial information reports disclosed by companies on their websites and on the stock exchanges.
For ownership structure, we use two variables: (a) the level of concentration (OWN1), which measures the concentration percentage of common shares of the main shareholder of the company, and (b) the ownership identity (OWNT).