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 for password
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Password \Pass"word`\, n.
     A word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a
     watchword; a countersign. --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  password
      n 1: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group;
           "he forgot the password" [syn: password, watchword,
           word, parole, countersign]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  password
  
      An arbitrary string of characters chosen by a user
     or system administrator and used to authenticate the user
     when he attempts to log on, in order to prevent unauthorised
     access to his account.
  
     A favourite activity among unimaginative computer nerds and
     crackers is writing programs which attempt to discover
     passwords by using lists of commonly chosen passwords such as
     people's names (spelled forward or backward).  It is
     recommended that to defeat such methods passwords use a
     mixture of upper and lower case letters or digits and avoid
     proper names and real words.  If you have trouble remembering
     random strings of characters, make up an acronym like
     "ihGr8trmP" ("I have great trouble remembering my password").
  
     (1994-10-27)
  

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