condominium

noun con·do·min·i·um \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of condominium

plural condominiums also condominia play \ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-ə\
1 a : joint dominion; especially : joint sovereignty by two or more nations
b : a government operating under joint rule
2 : a politically dependent territory under condominium
3 a : 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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Origin and Etymology of condominium

New Latin, from Latin com- + dominium domain


CONDOMINIUM Defined for English Language Learners

condominium

noun

Definition of condominium for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

condominium

noun con·do·min·i·um \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm \

Definition of condominium for Students

: an individually owned unit in a building with many units

Law Dictionary

condominium

noun con·do·min·i·um \ ˌkän-də-ˈmi-nē-əm \

legal Definition of condominium

plural condominiums
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 ownership
  • Troy 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

Origin and Etymology of condominium

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


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