verb (used without object)
to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for ).
verb (used with object)
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.
Origin: 1615–25; Related forms
< Latin stipulātus
(past participle of stipulārī
to demand a formal agreement), apparently equivalent to stipul-
) + -ātus -ate1
stipulable /ˈstɪpyələbəl/ [stip-yuh-luh-buhl] Show IPA , adjective
stipulatory /ˈstɪpyələˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ [stip-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective
2, 3. specify, designate, indicate, cite.