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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The condominium, at 5112 Fisher Island Drive, has six bedrooms, seven and one-half baths and over 2,000 square feet of terrace space. sun-sentinel.com, "Insurance magnate lists condo in America’s wealthiest ZIP code | PHOTOS," 4 July 2019 The holdup happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. at the St. Marc Circle condominiums on Chapel Road, police said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Police on the lookout for robbers, black Acura, after gunpoint carjacking in South Windsor," 20 June 2019 The condominiums are located about 200 yards from the famed Flora-Bama bar in the popular vacation hub between Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach, Alabama. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Large Condo Fire Breaks Out in Perdido Key Beach, Florida," 19 June 2019 Details of the Zocalo luxury condominiums are not included in the rezoning application. Claire Shamblin, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Proposed development on Sloan’s Lake offers “poor doors” instead of affordable housing," 11 June 2019 The opening of the condominiums also happened to coincide with the 2008 recession. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Plaza's 10 Juiciest Secrets Revealed," 7 June 2019 The interiors of the condominiums exhibit a unique charm befitting of KODA’s one-of-a-kind environment. Koda, The Seattle Times, "Opening of sales gallery, public sales debut set for March 30," 29 Mar. 2019 The condominium is the first ever New York City building to break the $100 million threshold for a single condo. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "The Man Behind Billionaires’ Row Battles to Sell the World’s Tallest Condo," 17 Jan. 2019 Asbury Ocean Club, obviously, skews on the more luxe end of the spectrum, as do the Monroe condominiums. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Age of Asbury Park," 18 Sep. 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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