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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They rent out their condominium to skiers during the winter.
▪ And a partnership he belongs to has sold some Orange County condominiums, according to sources.
▪ And the site had already been approved for the previous developer to build 237 luxury condominiums.
▪ He and his wife are eager to buy a car: the new condominium has its own car-port.
▪ He re-did the the condominium.
▪ Some residents of Villa Aspara are unhappy that their developer went bankrupt and was unable to complete the condominiums, Gregory said.
▪ This shift hurts affordability, Mikulecky noted, because single-family homes cost more than attached condominiums.
▪ Time-share condominiums also are plentiful, but more about them later.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

condominium \condominium\ n.

  1. one of the units in a condominium[2].

    Syn: condo.

  2. a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned (as contrasted with rented).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1714, "joint rule or sovereignty," from Modern Latin condominium "joint sovereignty," apparently coined in German c.1700 from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + dominum "right of ownership" (see domain). A word in politics and international law until sense of "privately owned apartment" arose in American English 1962 as a special use of the legal term.


n. 1 joint sovereignty over a territory by two or more countries. (from 18th c.) 2 A region or territory under such rule. 3 (context US Canada English) A building in which each unit is owned by an individual but the grounds, structure etc is owned jointly. (from 20th c.) 4 (context US Canada English) the system of ownership by which such condominiums operate 5 (context US Canada English) A unit or apartment in such a complex. 6 The legal tenure involved.

  1. n. one of the dwelling units in a condominium [syn: condo]

  2. housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned

Condominium (international law)

In international law, a condominium (plural either condominia, as in Latin, or condominiums) is a political territory (state or border area) in or over which multiple sovereign powers formally agree to share equally dominium (in the sense of sovereignty) and exercise their rights jointly, without dividing it up into 'national' zones.

Although a condominium has always been recognized as a theoretical possibility, condominia have been rare in practice. A major problem, and the reason so few have existed, is the difficulty of ensuring co-operation between the sovereign powers; once the understanding fails, the status is likely to become untenable.

The word is recorded in English since c. 1714, from Modern Latin, apparently coined in Germany c. 1700 from Latin com- "together" + dominium "right of ownership" (compare domain). A condominium of three sovereign powers is sometimes called a tripartite condominium or tridominium.


A condominium, frequently shortened to condo when it refers to residential buildings, is a form of multifurcated real property tenure. Specified units of the property are separately owned, and the remainder of the property is collectively owned.

Residential condominiums are frequently constructed as apartment buildings. Unlike apartments, which are leased by their tenants, condominium units are owned outright. Additionally, the owners of the individual units also collectively own the common areas of the property, such as hallways, walkways, laundry rooms, etc.; as well as common utilities and amenities, such as the HVAC system, elevators, and so on. Many shopping malls are industrial condominia in which the individual retail and office spaces are owned by the businesses that occupy them while the common areas of the mall are collectively owned by all the business entities that own the individual spaces.

The common areas, amenities and utilities are managed collectively by the owners through their owners' association.

Scholars have traced the earliest known use of the condominium form of tenure to a document from first century Babylon.

The term "Condominium" is used throughout the United States and in most Canadian provinces. Strata title is used in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand; while commonhold is used in the United Kingdom and the term used in South Africa is sectional title.

Italy uses condominio, which is simply the modern Italian form of condominium, which is Latin. Both condo and condominium are used colloquially in the Canadian Province of Quebec, where the official term is copropriété divise or "co-property devise" (the noun "devise," rather than the verb). In France, however, the term is simply copropriété, "co-property," and the common areas of these properties are usually managed by a Syndicat de copropriété or "co-property union" ("union" in the sense of "association").

Spanish-speaking nations and regions use the term propiedad horizontal, literally meaning "horizontal property" but abstractly meaning that all owners of the property are equal, viz. on the same level.

Condominium (miniseries)

Condominium is a 1980 American two-part, four-hour television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by John D. MacDonald, directed by Sidney Hayers, starring Barbara Eden, Dan Haggerty, Steve Forrest and featuring an all-star cast: Ana Alicia, Richard Anderson, Ralph Bellamy, Larry Bishop, MacDonald Carey, Dane Clark, Linda Cristal, Elinor Donahue, Don Galloway, Pamela Hensley, Arte Johnson, Jack Jones, Dorothy Malone, Mimi Maynard, Lee Paul, Nehemiah Persoff, Nedra Volz, Carlene Watkins and Stuart Whitman.

Although originally produced for syndication by Operation Prime Time, a syndicated programming block for independent television stations nationwide, Condominium world premiered on HBO on April 6 and 7, 1980 and then broadcast commercially seven months later under the Operation Prime Time banner on November 20 and 21, 1980.

The miniseries' promotional tagline is: A playground for the rich, poised on the brink of destruction!

Condominium (disambiguation)

Condominium may refer to:

  • Condominium, or condo, a concept in property law
  • Condominium, a concept in international law
  • Condominium, a 1980 American television miniseries based on the novel by John D. MacDonald
  • Condo, a 1983 American television sitcom
  • Condominio, a 1991 Italian comedy drama film
  • Corazón en condominio, a 2013 Mexican telenovela
  • El Condominio, a Puerto Rican television show aired 2000-2005
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1982

Usage examples of "condominium".

The hotel itself was a drawcard for the tourists, and each of the privately owned condominiums provided a luxury only the wealthy could afford.

We passed the canopied doorway of an exclusive condominium where a uniformed doorman struggled to untangle the leashes of one Doberman, two Pekingese, a dachshund and a 129 GENEROUS DEATH Brittany spaniel.

They swooped in front of the condominium and settled atop one of the tall Washingtonia palms that lined the road, evenly spaced like streetlights.

In two minutes she was at Ashby Avenue, and in another sixty seconds she had pulled into the gated parking lot of the thirty-story condominium.

The people of Country Walk were very surprised, for the dwarfs had promised that the condominiums were built solidly and would not fall apart in a strong wind.

And everybody knew he was facing 23 heavy-duty charges involving bogus sales of condominiums and houses.

The Attractions of France One of the main attractions is of course the world-famous Eiffel Tower, which created a lot of controversy when it was erected in 1889 because the builder, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, had presold it as a condominium.

She had worked for her father, an acupuncturist from Taiwan who owned many condominiums and houses in the affluent neighborhoods surrounding the university.

Fran Snow had been on the way to her water aerobics class at her Sarasota condominium, and she had no time to talk.

He was rude, bitchy and defiant to Herbert, but he never forgot that he was comfortably ensconced in a luxury condominium in Concorde Tower, and it would take more than an argument, no matter how brutal or vicious, to winkle him out.

A hidden camera caught this bonehead scribbling on the wall of a Miami Beach condominium.

Buffett doesn't think this is a suitable location for a thousand condominiums or apartments.

If you turn to page four, you'll note the only assets attributed to Allison are a Potsthe, some jewelry and the personal effects that are now inside her condominium.

The kitchen window provided a view of the greenbelt that wound through Los Cabos, a sprawling condominium development in Irvine.

Wade had suffered auricular fibrillation at an ignoble time: while in bed at the girl's Vienna condominium apartment at two in the morning, long after The Marriage of Figaro had dropped curtain, and Rita Grandi had discarded the silk hose, blouse, etc.