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[stip-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌstɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract.
the act of stipulating.
1545-55; < Latin stipulātiōn- (stem of stipulātiō). See stipulate1, -ion
Related forms
nonstipulation, noun
restipulation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sometimes people who have understood their country's history make such stipulations.
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  • It depends on the grant agency and the stipulations of the particular grant you got.
  • The stipulations were as cold and precise as any of his mathematical equations.
  • He favored museum stipulations that forbade the lending of certain artworks.
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  • stipulations were developed to provide protection of natural resources.
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Word Origin and History for stipulations



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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