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 Manhattan high rise that bears his name houses Trump and his family in a penthouse condominium. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Trump Tower rooftop fire 'under control,' authorities say," 8 Jan. 2018 Even a luxury condominium doesn’t have to be obnoxious. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "60 Seconds with...Mariam Kamara," 22 Jan. 2019 Officer Francisco Roman, who has been with the department for three years, was one of three officers sent to investigate a violent disturbance at a condominium. Lyndsay Winkley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "GoFundMe for officer injured in College Area shooting raises thousands," 26 June 2018 The number of co-ops and condominiums sold in the first quarter fell 5.2% from the same quarter in 2018, when sales also declined, according to an analysis of property transactions by The Wall Street Journal. ... Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Brokers Fear Proposed Real-Estate Tax Could Deepen Sales Slump in Manhattan Apartments," 31 Mar. 2019 The resort, developed by iStar, features luxury condominium residences, a boutique hotel run by entertainment impresario David Bowd, and a members-only beach club. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: The Boardwalk," 20 Mar. 2019 But home and condominium prices are up by close to 16 percent over the past year, and about 60 percent over the past three, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "In Vancouver, a Housing Frenzy That Even Owners Want to End," 2 June 2018 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

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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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