- to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for).
- 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 of stipulate1
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- having stipules.
Origin of stipulate2
Examples from the Web for stipulate
The new constitution does not stipulate any requirements for a vice president in the government.Egypt Constitution Passes Amid Allegations of Fraud
December 23, 2012
So let's stipulate that my critics are completely gender blind, reacting only to my many faults.Why Does Everyone Hate Women?
October 24, 2012
I'll stipulate that the Democrats had a good convention, in the primetime hours at least.Mark McKinnon on the Pundits’ Rush to Bury Romney-Ryan
September 12, 2012
Let's stipulate that the fate of the Republic does not turn on the state of Sally Quinn's social life.A Good Word for Sally Quinn
June 14, 2012
So far, the Spanish bailout will not stipulate any new austerity measures and instead will regulate the banking sector.Greek Elections May Force Euro Withdrawal
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 10, 2012
All I ask, all I stipulate for, is that you make no confidences, ask no advice from any quarter.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
If I were in his place, there's only one condition I 'd stipulate for.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
These are all that I want to stipulate for on my part; the rest is with you.
We will also stipulate the condition on which honors will be awarded.Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes
Stella M. Francis
Buy it by weight, or stipulate that there shall be so many pounds to the bushel.Making a Lawn
Luke Joseph Doogue
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to specify, often as a condition of an agreement
- (intr foll by for) to insist (on) as a term of an agreement
- Roman law to make (an oral contract) in the form of question and answer necessary to render it legally valid
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to guarantee or promise
- (of a plant) having stipules
Word Origin and History for stipulate
1620s, from Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari (see stipulation). Related: Stipulated; stipulating.