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stipulation

[stip-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌstɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract.
2.
the act of stipulating.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin stipulātiōn- (stem of stipulātiō). See stipulate1, -ion
Related forms
nonstipulation, noun
restipulation, noun
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Examples from the web for stipulation
  • The only stipulation was that the flag should keep flying.
  • Its zero retention stipulation requires that any shark caught accidently by fishing vessels must be set free.
  • The lower rate wireless plans will come with the usual stipulation of agreeing to a two-year contract.
  • The race was decided in one-mile heats with the stipulation that one rider must take two heats to be declared the winner.
  • And a stipulation that all newspaper articles be censored has been scrapped.
  • The only stipulation is that all the music come with some security.
  • Some businesses have been advertising job openings with a stipulation that the unemployed need not apply.
  • There is no stipulation against raising them, buying them, or even selling their meat.
  • What it lacked, however, was a stipulation that lawmakers behind the earmarks also be named.
  • The only stipulation is that his pieces cannot involve the transformation of any material, in any way.
Word Origin and History for stipulation
n.

1550s, "engagement or undertaking to do something," from Latin stipulationem (nominative stipulatio), from past participle stem of stipulari "exact a promise." Traditionally said to be from Latin stipula "straw," in reference to some obscure symbolic act; this is rejected by most authorities, who, however, have not come up with a better guess. Meaning "act of specifying one of the terms of a contract or agreement" is recorded from 1750.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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