stipulate

1 [stip-yuh-leyt]
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:
1615–25; < Latin stipulātus (past participle of stipulārī to demand a formal agreement), apparently equivalent to stipul- (see stipule) + -ātus -ate1

stipulable [stip-yuh-luh-buhl] , adjective
stipulator, noun
stipulatory [stip-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
unstipulated, adjective


2, 3. specify, designate, indicate, cite.
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stipulate

2 [stip-yuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective Botany.
having stipules.

Origin:
1770–80; < Neo-Latin stipulātus. See stipule, -ate1

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stipulate1 (ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb (foll by for)
1.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to specify, often as a condition of an agreement
2.  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.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to guarantee or promise
 
[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]
 
stipulable1
 
adj
 
stipu'lation1
 
n
 
'stipulator1
 
n
 
stipulatory1
 
adj

stipulate2 (ˈstɪpjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
 
adj
(of a plant) having stipules

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Example sentences
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.
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