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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.
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Examples from the web for stipulates
  • He also stipulates that all cards have a number on one side and a letter on the other side.
  • The pact stipulates that all the countries will run a balanced budget in normal times.
  • The penalty also stipulates that upon conviction, anything seized in connection with the violation is subject to forfeiture.
  • The latter stipulates the procedures and penalties when an archaeological site has been disturbed.
  • stipulates that the fee can not vary during the three year time-frame unless a license expires.
  • The respondent stipulates that he/she will maintain continuous insurance coverage for the balance of the registration period.
British Dictionary definitions for stipulates

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 stipulates

stipulate

v.

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

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