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 condominium (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

Examples of condominium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Thursday, four weeks after the Surfside, Fla., condominium building crashed to the ground, just one person remained missing. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Though authorities haven't determined the cause of the building collapse, there were reported concerns of possible structural damage to the 40-year-old condominium building in the past. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 One side of the condominium building collapsed Thursday, June 24. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 17 July 2021 Recordings of 911 calls after an oceanfront Florida condominium building collapsed in the middle of the night show disbelief, panic and confusion as people tried to comprehend the disaster. CBS News, 15 July 2021 The development was initially proposed to contain 24 condominium units with 27 parking spaces inside a ground floor garage. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 14 July 2021 According to The Miami Herald, Binx belongs to Angela and Edgar Gonzalez, who lived in one of the condominium units with their two daughters, Deven and Tayler, alongside their family dog, Daisy. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 10 July 2021 Of the 136 condominium units, approximately 55 were destroyed along the northeast corridor, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Raide Jadallah. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 25 June 2021 During his time at Hartland, the village reviewed and approved several major developments: 47 single-family condominiums, 150 apartment units with six buildings and most recently 110 condominium units on 60 acres. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condominium. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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