Condominium
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Condominium is the exercise of authority (Latin dominium) by several rulers in a manner that recalls joint ownership (cf. Property). Like joint ownership, condominium may be based on the rulers' shares, so that when a property is administrated jointly, the income and burdens are divided proportionally between them. More frequently, however, condominium is based on a real division between rulers or on preexisting subdivisions (cf. Landowner) under relatively loose joint administration (Government).

The equivalent of condominium on the lower levels of city, villa…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Condominium”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_022487>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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