condo minium

condominium

[kon-duh-min-ee-uhm]
noun
1.
an apartment house, office building, or other multiple-unit complex, the units of which are individually owned, each owner receiving a recordable deed to the individual unit purchased, including the right to sell, mortgage, etc., that unit and sharing in joint ownership of any common grounds, passageways, etc.
2.
a unit in such a building.
3.
International Law.
a.
joint sovereignty over a territory by several states.
b.
the territory itself.
4.
joint or concurrent dominion.

Origin:
1705–15; < Neo-Latin. See con-, dominium

mini-condominium, noun
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condominium (ˌkɒndəˈmɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -ums
1.  joint rule or sovereignty
2.  a country ruled by two or more foreign powers
3.  (US), (Canadian) Compare cooperative Sometimes shortened to: condo
 a.  an apartment building in which each apartment is individually wholly owned and the common areas are jointly owned
 b.  the title under which an apartment in such a building is owned
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin com- together + dominium ownership; see dominion]

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condominium
c.1714, from Mod.L., "joint sovereignty," apparently coined in Ger. c.1700 from com- "together" + dominum "right of ownership" (see domain). A word in politics and international law until sense of "privately owned apartment" arose in Amer.Eng. 1962 as a special use of the legal term.
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