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stipulate

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[ stip-yuh-leyt ]
/ 藞st瑟p y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), stip路u路lat路ed, stip路u路lat路ing.
to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for).
verb (used with object), stip路u路lat路ed, stip路u路lat路ing.
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.
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Origin of stipulate

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1615鈥25; <Latin stipul膩tus (past participle of stipul膩r墨 to demand a formal agreement), apparently equivalent to stipul- (see stipule) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM stipulate

stip路u路la路ble [stip-yuh-luh-buhl], /藞st瑟p y蓹 l蓹 b蓹l/, adjectivestip路u路la路tor, nounstip路u路la路to路ry [stip-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞st瑟p y蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjectiveun路stip路u路lat路ed, adjective

Other definitions for stipulate (2 of 2)

stipulate2
[ stip-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ 藞st瑟p y蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t /

adjective Botany.
having stipules.

Origin of stipulate

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From the New Latin word stipul膩tus, dating back to 1770鈥80. See stipule, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for stipulate (1 of 2)

stipulate1
/ (藞st瑟pj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of stipulate

stipulable (藞st瑟pj蕣l蓹bl), adjectivestipulation, nounstipulator, nounstipulatory (藞st瑟pj蕣l蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for stipulate

C17: from Latin stipul膩r墨, probably from Old Latin stipulus firm, but perhaps from stipula a stalk, from the convention of breaking a straw to ratify a promise

British Dictionary definitions for stipulate (2 of 2)

stipulate2
/ (藞st瑟pj蕣l瑟t, -藢le瑟t) /

adjective
(of a plant) having stipules
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