Happiness is the state or condition of being happy.
Their weakened condition makes them more likely to get sick. Verb
the length of time that it takes for runners to condition their bodies for a marathon
a company that must condition its traditional ways of doing business to the realities of the global economy
Recent Examples on the Web
But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the condition was a non-starter.
Katerina Ang, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2022 The death records didn’t specify what condition led to each person’s death.cleveland, 2 Dec. 2022 Current treatments for the condition, in addition to psychotherapy, range from gender affirming hormone treatments to surgical procedures, some of which were described in graphic detail in testimony over the previous four days.
Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 2 Dec. 2022 While there’s no specific cause, several factors can increase a person’s likelihood of developing Social Anxiety Disorder, including trauma, or the condition can be passed down throughout family lineage.
Dominique Fluker, Essence, 2 Dec. 2022 Initially, Pulisic's condition was described as an abdominal injury.
Chantz Martin, Fox News, 2 Dec. 2022 In September, two people died in stabbings in 24 hours in Old Town, highlighting the fragile condition of the district.oregonlive, 1 Dec. 2022 Ethically sourced from Spain, the rosemary in this formula helps deep condition hair and boost shine.ELLE, 1 Dec. 2022 Anorexia mirabilis, the condition of refusing to eat for spiritual reasons, is as omnipresent across human history as plague and lice.
Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 1 Dec. 2022
First, the federal government must condition its billions of dollars in housing subsidies given to state and local government mostly in the form of loan guarantees, tax credits, and vouchers.
Roger Valdez, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 Launch controllers condition them by increasing the pressure on the core stage liquid hydrogen tank to route, or ‘bleed’ as it is often called, a portion of the approximately minus 423 [Fahrenheit] liquid hydrogen to the engines.
Julia Musto, Fox News, 30 Aug. 2022 This creamy formula is infused with a moisturizing powerhouse blend of coconut oil, honey, and shea butter to intensely condition hair and make the detangling process more manageable.
Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 14 Oct. 2022 And Texas can condition sales on the producer employing only lawful U.S. residents.
Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 11 Oct. 2022 The formula uses a proprietary BioPeptin Complex®, which includes peptides, lipids, green tea extract, and biotin to condition and protect fragile brow hairs.
Deanna Pai, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2022 Not when my trusty jar of coconut oil can condition my hair far better.
Varsha Patel, refinery29.com, 10 May 2022 The blend of oils and synthetic wax work together to lengthen and condition your lashes for a fuller look.
Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2022 Aloe vera is there to soothe and condition heated skin.
Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English condicion, from Anglo-French, from Latin condicion-, condicio terms of agreement, condition, from condicere to agree, from com- + dicere to say, determine — more at diction
: a condition that must be fulfilled before performance under a contract can become due, an estate can vest, or a right can become effective
: a condition whose fulfillment defeats or modifies an estate or right already in effect or vested or discharges an already existing duty under a contract
: a condition created by operation of law
called alsocondition implied in law
compare express condition in this entry
: a condition created and explicitly stated by the parties to a contract compare constructive condition in this entry
—potestative condition\ˈpō-tes-ˌtā-tiv \
in the civil law of Louisiana: a condition whose fulfillment was completely within the power of the obligated party
Article 1770 of the Louisiana Civil Code eliminates the term potestative condition, stating that suspensive conditions which depend on the whim of the obligated party make the obligation null, and that resolutory conditions which depend on the will of the obligated party must be fulfilled in good faith.
in the civil law of Louisiana: a condition that upon fulfillment terminates an already enforceable obligation and entitles the parties to be restored to their original positions see also potestative condition in this entry
in the civil law of Louisiana: a condition which must be fulfilled before an obligation is enforceable see also potestative condition in this entry
: a state of being
a latent defective condition
: one of the rights or obligations of the policyholder or the insurer set forth in an insurance policy
2 of 2transitive verb
: to make subject to conditions
the sale…was orally conditioned upon approval of the patent J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo