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condominium

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noun con·do·min·i·um \ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm\

Simple Definition of condominium

  • : a room or set of rooms that is owned by the people who live there and that is part of a larger building containing other similar sets of rooms

  • : a building that contains condominiums

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of condominium

plural

condominiums

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condominia

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  1. 1 a :  joint dominion; especially :  joint sovereignty by two or more nations b :  a government operating under joint rule

  2. 2 :  a politically dependent territory under condominium

  3. 3 a :  individual ownership of a unit in a multiunit structure (as an apartment building) or on land owned in common (as a town house complex); also :  a unit so owned b :  a building containing condominiums

Origin and Etymology of condominium

New Latin, from Latin com- + dominium domain


First Known Use: circa 1714


CONDOMINIUM Defined for Kids

condominium

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noun con·do·min·i·um \ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm\

Definition of condominium for Students

  1. :  an individually owned unit in a building with many units




Law Dictionary

condominium

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noun con·do·min·i·um \ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm\

Legal Definition of condominium

plural

condominiums

  1. 1 :  ownership of real property that is characterized by separate ownership of portions of the property (as units in an apartment building) and undivided or joint ownership of the remainder (as the common areas of an apartment building) <the conversion of real property to the condominium form of ownership — Troy Ltd. v. Renna, 727 F.2d 287 (1984)> — compare cooperative

  2. 2 :  real property (as an apartment or building) having condominium ownership <a two-bedroom condominium>



Origin and Etymology of condominium

New Latin, joint dominion, from Latin com- with, together + dominium rule, ownership


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