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n. pl. con·dos Informal
A condominium.


n, pl -dos
(Building) a condominium building or apartment


(ˌkɒn dəˈmɪn i əm)

1. an apartment house, office building, or other multiple-unit complex, the units of which are individually owned, with each owner receiving a deed to the unit purchased, including the right to sell or mortgage that unit, and sharing in joint ownership of any common grounds, passageways, etc.
2. a unit in such a building.
a. joint sovereignty over a territory by several states.
b. the territory itself.
[1705–15; < New Latin, = Latin con- con- + dominium rule, ownership; see dominion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condo - one of the dwelling units in a condominiumcondo - one of the dwelling units in a condominium
condominium - housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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The couple decided to rent the condo to Peter for the next year, with the possibility that he could continue to rent thereafter.
Councilwoman Wendy Greuel's district now has the second-largest numbers of evictions for condos in the city, yet she sits on her hands and shows no leadership in developing a housing policy that saves, not destroys, affordable rental housing.
Many condo owners do not think they need to buy property and liability insurance because their condo association's insurance will cover their losses, but those policies cover common areas of buildings, not the inside of units or their contents.
The share of multifamily housing transactions accounted for by condo conversions since the beginning of this year is more than 40 percent--twice the 2004 average, according to Real Capital Analytics.
The number of condo offerings will be greater in Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures as well as in the capital's outlying areas in 2005 than in the preceding year, it said.
As for the maintenance of things outside your condo unit, such as lawn care, building siding, and roofing, Davis says, "That's the property of the owners of your complex.
All sellers of the condos, tucked into hotel complexes bearing well-known brand names, are banking on the city's position as a principal U.