1 [stip-yuh-leyt]
verb (used without object), stipulated, stipulating.
to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for ).
verb (used with object), stipulated, stipulating.
to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement: to stipulate a price.
to require as an essential condition in making an agreement: Total disarmament was stipulated in the peace treaty.
to promise, in making an agreement.
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.

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. Unabridged
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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]

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

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Example sentences
The course stipulated that students had to conduct independent work.
Most of them stipulated that participatory democracies must be small.
Even then, shelters stipulated that the pets be given back if the original
  owners were found.
The agreement stipulated that his bank-fraud sentence would run concurrently
  with the bribery sentence.
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