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

Examples of condominium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cheryl Carter is marketing the two-bedroom condominium at 2900 McKinnon St., unit 401 in The Azure. Dallas News, "High-rise homes present ‘exciting opportunities’," 31 May 2020 The townhomes will have two to four bedrooms and 2.5 or 3.5 bathrooms, and the single-level condominiums will have two or three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel City Council to consider $27 million in bonds for grocery store, other projects," 17 May 2020 Ben Hill streamed video of the flames engulfing the condominiums around 8 a.m. Saturday, describing the firefighters who scrambled to put out the blaze. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "'This is horrible': Massive fire erupts on South Padre Island, engulfing condominiums," 16 May 2020 The nine-unit condominium’s location at 517 and 525 N. Lake Road is set in Oconomowoc’s historic Isthmus District. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Judge reverses a hearing examiner's decision to deny WaterView Condominiums project in Oconomowoc," 18 Mar. 2020 The 668-foot tall building, at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, has already topped out, and many of the 112 condominiums there are on the market. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "City Halts Court Order to Chop Much of West-Side Condo Tower," 3 Mar. 2020 Residents of the Trump Plaza condominium in West Palm Beach, Florida, voted against restoring the president’s name atop of the twin-tower complex. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, "West Palm Beach condo residents vote against restoring Trump name atop buildings," 5 Feb. 2020 The Clearwater Lofts condominiums are targeted for completion by December 2020. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "Clearwater Lofts at Keystone promise year-round fun," 25 Oct. 2019 The truck struck and killed Janine Wiktor sometime before 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night, when she was found near the Prentice Place condominiums on New Britain Road, Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci said last week. Zach Murdock,, "Berlin police looking for red pickup truck involved in fatal hit and run last week," 21 Oct. 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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


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


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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