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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

Full Definition of condominium

plural con·do·min·iums also con·do·min·iaplay \-nē-ə\

  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 of condominium

New Latin, from Latin com- + dominium domain


First Known Use: circa 1714



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