condominium

noun
con·​do·​min·​i·​um | \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm How to pronounce condominium (audio) \
plural condominiums also condominia\ ˌkän-​də-​ˈmi-​nē-​ə How to pronounce condominia (audio) \

Definition of condominium

1a : joint dominion especially : joint sovereignty by two or more nations
b : a government operating under joint rule
2 : a politically dependent territory under condominium
3a : individual ownership of a unit in a multiunit structure (such as an apartment building) or on land owned in common (such as a town house complex) also : a unit so owned
b : a building containing condominiums

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Caribe Resort developer Larry Wireman is looking to add two more condominium towers to his complex on Perdido Beach Boulevard near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. Kathy Jumper, al.com, "New bakery cooking in Mobile," 21 July 2019 Using their powers to appeal zoning decisions free of charge, neighborhood associations like those in the Pearl District or Old Town have tried to stop construction of office and condominium towers with varied success. oregonlive.com, "Emotions flare as Portland, long friendly to neighborhoods, weighs gutting their powers," 2 July 2019 The decline in sales of older apartments was offset by a surge in closing of units in new condominium towers. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Manhattan Buyers Rush to Beat New Mansion Tax," 30 June 2019 Pelican Builders recently celebrated the topping out of its newest condominium tower, The Revere at River Oaks. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "River Oaks condo tower tops out ― with units starting at $1.5 million," 26 June 2019 Preservationists have struck a deal with a developer that intends to construct a multi-million dollar 41-story condominium tower on the site of the historic theater. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Settlement reached in California Theatre dispute," 11 June 2019 Design plans show townhomes and condominiums on the west side, hotels on the north end and apartment complexes on the east side, as well as a two-acre park in the middle of the development. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lawsuit filed against Chula Vista over Otay Ranch development," 19 Aug. 2019 Trump had purchased a country club out of foreclosure in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in 1996 and began renovating the golf course and building dozens of homes and condominiums. Anchorage Daily News, "How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status," 9 Aug. 2019 The median price for both single-family homes and condominiums in Greater Boston now tops $600,000. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of condominium

circa 1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for condominium

New Latin, from Latin com- + dominium domain

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condominium

noun

English Language Learners Definition of condominium

chiefly US
: 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

condominium

noun
con·​do·​min·​i·​um | \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm How to pronounce condominium (audio) \

Kids Definition of condominium

: an individually owned unit in a building with many units

condominium

noun
con·​do·​min·​i·​um | \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm How to pronounce condominium (audio) \
plural condominiums

Legal Definition of condominium

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 ownershipTroy Ltd. v. Renna, 727 F.2d 287 (1984) — compare cooperative
2 : real property (as an apartment or building) having condominium ownership a two-bedroom condominium

History and Etymology for condominium

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

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