- 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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Examples from the Web for stipulated
The deal he, Beard, and Rob Hoffman had struck with Simmons had stipulated a complex stock buy-out after five years.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
Robert Sam Anson
March 1, 2014
The bullet was fired from a distance of fewer than 20 meters, considerably nearer than the stipulated 50-meter minimum.Violence in Nabi Saleh
Emily L. Hauser
July 23, 2013
Some clients, however, such as European central banks, stipulated that none of their information be shared.Wall Street: How Much Does Bloomberg Know?
May 13, 2013
Rand Paul stipulated that he did not intend his remarks about a Hitler-like president to apply to the present president.Why You Shouldn't #StandWithRand
March 7, 2013
All lawmakers, they stipulated, should be denied paychecks until a budget clears both houses.GOP Claims Victory in Retreat on Debt Ceiling
January 19, 2013
Putting the stipulated sum into two purses, he handed these to Lorenzi.Casanova's Homecoming
The only thing he stipulated was that he should hear me before deciding.My Double Life
And eventually the day came when he was unable to make the stipulated payments.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He wanted it stipulated that his master was to do all the fighting.The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The London firm had stipulated, too, that their new man should be unmarried.Herbert Hoover
- (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 stipulated
1620s, from Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari (see stipulation). Related: Stipulated; stipulating.