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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Masons may pour a concrete wheelchair ramp at a house one day, do a brick face on a shopping center the next, and then move on to build a concrete-block elevator shaft for a condominium complex. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Without her best friend, Grayce, whom she's known since high school, and friends who live in her condominium complex, Evelyn Finegan, 88, might have become isolated. Judith Graham, courant.com, "An Active Social Life May Be A Secret To Brain Health," 1 June 2018 Dangerous drugs, Edgewater Drive: Police responded about 8:50 p.m. April 30 to a condominium building on a report of a man and woman fighting. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "Police investigate home burglaries: Lakewood Police Blotter," 12 May 2018 Florida restaurant inspections for the March 2017 check of the main kitchen at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter and for the June 2018 review of the Trump Hollywood condominium tower found no high priority violations. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Trump vs. Red Hen restaurant: Eateries in Trump properties also dinged for violations," 5 July 2018 Built in 2010, the modern facilities include five state-of-the-art cinemas, a restaurant, classrooms, a film reference library, gallery space, and a members’ lounge, not to mention a condominium tower. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Toronto," 27 June 2018 At Arabella, a high-end condominium tower along the West Loop, buyers with good credit can qualify for a mortgage with just 10 percent down. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Bank offers zero-down mortgages at luxury condo tower," 26 June 2018 The property is also big enough to hold a high-rise residential tower that could generate revenues to help support any cultural or academic facilities in a manner similar to the Museum of Modern Art condominium tower in New York. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "CWRU, art museum want to demo a building, create park as prelude to something bigger (photos)," 19 Apr. 2018 Plans for the development also include 21 townhouses on a site adjacent to the condominium quad buildings. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Here's what $350,000 buys you in the heart of Charlotte and on its outskirts | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018

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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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