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.
a unit in such a building.
International Law.
joint sovereignty over a territory by several states.
the territory itself.
joint or concurrent dominion.

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

mini-condominium, noun Unabridged
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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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Main Entry:  condominium
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a condom
Example:  condominiums in his wallet
Usage:  slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Improving energy efficiency in a rental apartment requires attention to the same details as in a house or condominium.
Perhaps you're ready to move into a smaller house, a condominium or a retirement home.
And the cost of closing on a loan for a condominium is normally higher than for a co-op.
My rental building has been sold and, according to the newspapers, will become a condominium.
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