I'm not a native English speaker and have to organize accounts into three distinctive sets:

  1. The owner of
  2. Shared by me (to others)
  3. Shared with me (by others)

I need to give these sets proper one word names

  1. Own or owned?
  2. Shared
  3. ??? Can't use Shared again...

I also don't like the Own/Owned name because especially the latter relates to being possessed. The only one I actually am ok with is Shared for those accounts that I've shared with others.


I'm looking for one words/adjectives of each of these sets:

  1. What would be the name for third set of accounts? Could accredited work in this context.
  2. What better synonym could I use for own or owned to still be applicable to accounts?

closed as off-topic by Hot Licks, tchrist Nov 8 '16 at 13:35

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  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because choosing identifier names for programming purposes is explicitly forbidden by our Help Center. – tchrist Nov 8 '16 at 13:35
  • Rephrased the question to distance it from being programming related, because it's not really... It's purely banking business related. – Robert Koritnik Nov 8 '16 at 13:43
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    @RobertKoritnik This is a single-word-request. Please add that tag. Also in order to have it reopened, you also need to include an example of a sentence where you would use the word in the body of the question. Also, while many S.W.Rs. have the normal research requirements waived, due to the difficulty of finding a word from its concept, use of E.L.U. as a thesaurus is discouraged, so it would also be helpful if you came up with a list of synonyms from a thesaurus and reasons you have dismissed those options. – Tonepoet Nov 8 '16 at 16:35

I guess something like that would work :

  1. My accounts
  2. My shared accounts
  3. Other shared accounts

You can swap "Other" for something like "outer", "external"...

I think you won't be able to get rid of "shared" in 2. and 3. as it is the most relevant word here.

Edit :

As a one-word adjective

  1. Owned
  2. Shared
  3. Assigned

Assigned isn't really on point, but the word you want here is "shared" too. There's no reason for them to have a different name, as they're the same but from a different point of view.

  • Could these be provided as single words (I suppose adjectives)? – Robert Koritnik Nov 8 '16 at 13:44

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