homeowners' association

[ hohm-oh-nerz uh-soh-see-ey-shuhn, uh-soh-shee‐ ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌoʊ nərz əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, əˌsoʊ ʃi‐ /


an organization in a condominium or other planned housing community that makes and enforces rules about the appearance and maintenance of properties and that maintains common areas with money from membership fees. Abbreviation: HOA

Nearby words

  1. homeothermic,
  2. homeotic genes,
  3. homeotypic,
  4. homeowner,
  5. homeowner's policy,
  6. homeplace,
  7. homer,
  8. homer, winslow,
  9. homeric,
  10. homeric laughter

Origin of homeowners' association

First recorded in 1925–30

Also called home·own·er as·so·ci·a·tion.

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