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condom (KON duhm) (noun)
A flexible sheath, usually made of thin rubber or latex: A condom, to be worn by a man, is recommended by doctors as a way to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant or to prevent the spread of sexual diseases.
condone (kuhn DOHN) (verb)
To overlook, forgive, or disregard an offense or bad behavior without protest or censure: The dean at the university decided to condone the behavior of the students this time, refusing to call in the authorities.
condominium (kon" duh MIN ee uhm) (noun)
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: Reed and Lorene were considering the purchase of a condominium in the same building where their aunt and uncle were living.

The president of the condominium owners association would not condone the existence of a condom in the elevator.

condominium, condo (s) (noun); condominiums, condos (pl)
1. In architecture, an individually owned unit of real estate, especially an apartment or townhouse, in a building or on land that is owned in common by the owners of the units: Jim told his friend that he intends to buy a condominium before he retires because he is tired of renting an apartment.
2. A building or complex containing apartments or townhouses: The condominium on the corner has a great view of the ravine and river that is just across the street.
3. In politics, a country governed by two or more different countries with joint responsibilities: The countries on both sides of the river agreed to a condominium so that neither one would have sole ownership of the river and the commerce that used it.
4. Etymology: from Modern Latin, "joint sovereignty", apparently coined in German about 1700 from com-, "together" + dominum, "right of ownership".

The sense of "privately owned apartment" came into existence in American English, about 1962, as a special use of the legal term.

An apartment complex in which people can own their apartments.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “condominium
A building or complex containing apartments or townhouses, each of which is owned by individuals or families. (1)