Condition etymology


English word condition comes from Latin dico, Latin con-, and later Middle English (1100-1500) condicioun (Condition.)

Etymology of condition

Detailed word origin of condition

Dictionary entry Language Definition
dico Latin (lat) (legal, followed by ad) I plead (before).. I affirm, assert (positively).. I appoint, name (to an office).. I call, name.. I declare, state.. I say, utter; mention; talk, speak.. I speak in reference to, refer to.. I tell.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
condico Latin (lat) (legal) I give notice that something should be returned, demand back.. I proclaim, announce, publish.. I talk something over together, agree to/upon, concert, promise; fix, appoint.
condicio Latin (lat) (metonymy) A paramour, lover.. (metonymy) A spouse, bride.. A condition, term, demand.. A love affair, amour.. A marriage, match.. A nature, mode, character, disposition, manner, condition.. An agreement, contract, covenant, stipulation, pact, proposition.. An external position, situation, rank, place, circumstances, condition.
condicion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Condition (criterion that must be met). Condition (state). Social rank.
condicioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Condition.
condition English (en) (legal) A clause in a contract or agreement indicating that a certain contingency may modify the principal obligation in some way.. (obsolete) The situation of a person or persons, particularly their social and/or economic class, rank.. A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.. A particular state of being.. A requirement, term, or [...]