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stipulate1

[stip-yuh-leyt] /ˈstɪp yəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), stipulated, stipulating.
1.
to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for).
verb (used with object), stipulated, stipulating.
2.
to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement:
to stipulate a price.
3.
to require as an essential condition in making an agreement:
Total disarmament was stipulated in the peace treaty.
4.
to promise, in making an agreement.
5.
Law. to accept (a proposition) without requiring that it be established by proof:
to stipulate the existence of certain facts or that an expert witness is qualified.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin stipulātus (past participle of stipulārī to demand a formal agreement), apparently equivalent to stipul- (see stipule) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
stipulable
[stip-yuh-luh-buh l] /ˈstɪp yə lə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
stipulator, noun
stipulatory
[stip-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈstɪp yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unstipulated, adjective
Synonyms
2, 3. specify, designate, indicate, cite.

stipulate2

[stip-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ˈstɪp yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany
1.
having stipules.
Origin
1770-80; < Neo-Latin stipulātus. See stipule, -ate1
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Examples from the web for stipulate
  • Some clauses stipulate that name ownership applies even after contracts expire or artists die.
  • Most of the bank-financing packages stipulate that, if prices fall further, private-equity firms must post margin calls.
  • Let us stipulate that the writer was, indeed, trying to be complimentary.
  • First of all, let's stipulate that this is ridiculous.
  • Let's stipulate that real reporting is the civic reason to support newsgatherers of all kinds.
  • No additional discovery shall be allowed, except as the parties may stipulate or as the arbitrator may order.
  • The parties may stipulate to a continuance only with the permission of the arbitrator.
British Dictionary definitions for stipulate

stipulate1

/ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to specify, often as a condition of an agreement
2.
(intransitive) foll by for. to insist (on) as a term of an agreement
3.
(Roman law) to make (an oral contract) in the form of question and answer necessary to render it legally valid
4.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to guarantee or promise
Derived Forms
stipulable (ˈstɪpjʊləbəl) adjective
stipulation, noun
stipulator, noun
stipulatory (ˈstɪpjʊlətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin stipulārī, probably from Old Latin stipulus firm, but perhaps from stipula a stalk, from the convention of breaking a straw to ratify a promise

stipulate2

/ˈstɪpjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) having stipules
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Word Origin and History for stipulate
v.

1620s, from Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari (see stipulation). Related: Stipulated; stipulating.

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