American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lay down as a condition of an agreement; require by contract.
- v. To specify or arrange in an agreement: stipulate a date of payment and a price.
- v. To guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement.
- v. To make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
- v. To form an agreement.
- adj. Having stipules.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To arrange or settle definitely, or by special mention and agreement, or as a special condition: as, it is stipulated that A shall pay 5 per cent.
- As commonly used in law, damages liquidated by a stipulation—that is, a sum fixed by a contract or obligation in such manuer as to be the sum payable in case of breach, without any further question as to the amount of the actual damages.
- In botany, having stipules: as, a stipulate stalk or leaf.
- v. To require (something) as a condition of a contract or agreement.
- v. To specify, promise or guarantee something in an agreement.
- v. To acknowledge the truth of; not to challenge.
- adj. botany Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Furnished with stipules.
- v. To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms.
- v. make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
- v. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
- v. give a guarantee or promise of
- stipule + -ate (Wiktionary)
- Latin stipulārī, stipulāt-, to bargain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As for reading - all I would stipulate is no interruptions!”
“The result of these has been the messy reform we have on the table now, which, let’s stipulate, is better than nothing.”
“Q Joe, was there any reason to believe that the President might say more or stipulate, which is the legal term, more about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky than he has already said in the videotaped testimony?”
“And lets "stipulate," as you lawyers say, that, for good or ill, the legal system is not equipped to deal with crimes like unleashing murder and mayhem upon the world or crashing the world economy.”
“Now, your loan terms stipulate a certain interest rate, discounted and with the securities tradable on the world’s market.”
“Are you saying that I have to stipulate that NGO Monitor is “objective” on the subject of Israel?”
“If the point of all this babble about proportionality is merely meant to establish that HRW is not an unimpeachable source, then fine, I will stipulate to that.”
“I doubt that the people making that argument are willing to stipulate that state governments are allowed to be tyrannical.”
“I think almost all of us will stipulate — and most of us did long ago — that people ought to be allowed to research this topic if they are so inclined and can find funding.”
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