Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building or complex in which units of property, such as apartments, are owned by individuals and common parts of the property, such as the grounds and building structure, are owned jointly by the unit owners.
  • n. A unit in such a complex.
  • n. Joint sovereignty, especially joint rule of territory by two or more nations, or a plan to achieve it: "The allies would fear that they were pawns in a superpower condominium” ( New Republic).
  • n. A politically dependent territory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a building in which each unit is owned by an individual but the grounds, structure etc is owned jointly
  • n. a unit or apartment in such a complex
  • n. the legal tenure involved
  • n. joint sovereignty over a territory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the units in a condominium{2}.
  • n. a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned (as contrasted with rented).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Joint, or concurrent dominion; ownership including jurisdiction or power of disposal, exclusive as against all the world except one or more co-owners.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
  • n. one of the dwelling units in a condominium

Etymologies

From Latin condominium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wilson provided volunteer administrative support to the Maryland Homeowners 'Association, a statewide nonprofit group that promotes the interests of homeowners in condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives.

    John V. Wilson; Navy captain, volunteer

  • Cancún is advertising bargains in condominium rentals and a 2 bedroom one was offered the other day for only $350 usd A WEEK.

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  • A condominium is a type ownership where certain parts of the property (the units) are owned by individuals, and certain parts (the common elements) are owned in common by the unit owners, all of whom are members of the condominium corporation (the organization responsible for the operation of the condominium).

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  • In looking at the long-term condominium absorption for the downtown area, our builder, his bank, and the appraisers are all in agreement that this project will make for a successful condominium.

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  • The condominium is a 20-unit development with two - or three-bedroom units that start at $545,000.

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  • For purposes of the District's new law - the Saving D.C. Homes from Foreclosure Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 - residential property is defined as condominium or cooperative units and real property that has four or fewer single-family dwellings, at least one of which must be the principal residence of the debtor or his immediate family.

    Mediation offer now required before D.C. foreclosures

  • Mr. Tzolov, 35 years old, appears to have moved out of his condominium, which is located a few blocks from Credit Suisse's Madison Avenue office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

    Broker Goes Missing

  • JOYCE KESSE: No. As a matter of fact, while we were driving over to Orlando from Bradenton (ph), we had called the condominium complex and asked if they could send some management to check out her condo.

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  • In the aftermath of this victory, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was proclaimed, subjected to what was called condominium rule.

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  • On my PS3, driving cars and crashing in Burnout Paradise gives a full 3D experience and impressive sound effects and I don't dare to play with volume set louder than one half (maybe will someday if I want to test whether the neighbors can be provoked into calling the condominium association board president to throw us out).

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