- a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract.
- the act of stipulating.
Origin of stipulation
Examples from the Web for stipulation
His one stipulation before okaying a poster of his Jockey ad, for example, was that all proceeds go to cystic fibrosis.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
He had one stipulation: nothing in his home could be touched or rearranged.Casa de la Torre: The Museum of Mexico’s Liberace
March 24, 2014
The stipulation likely to be most widely felt is what experts are calling an effective shutdown of medication abortions.Governor Jan Brewer Signs Arizona’s Extreme New Abortion Law
April 12, 2012
The stipulation that Ai cannot talk to media is part of what technically is called "obtaining a guarantee pending a trial".Ai Weiwei Comes Home
Melinda Liu, Isaac Stone Fish
June 23, 2011
And any stipulation on how to spend the money is unlikely this time around, too.Which States Squandered Their Stimulus Money?
David A. Graham
February 3, 2011
Mrs. Ryan, who lives at 139 Gault court, agreed to the stipulation.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
The only stipulation was that his absence from home should not be less than a month.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
This indeed had been the stipulation on which John had specially insisted.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
This stipulation was revoked by the Peace of Versailles, in 1783.
The observation may be repeated, that the stipulation is itself an admission of their right to make or refuse it.
Word Origin and History for stipulation
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.