Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, having stipules: as, a stipulate stalk or leaf.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms.
  • adjective (Bot.) Furnished with stipules.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To require (something) as a condition of a contract or agreement.
  • verb To specify, promise or guarantee something in an agreement.
  • verb To acknowledge the truth of; not to challenge.
  • adjective botany Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
  • verb give a guarantee or promise of

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin stipulātus, perfect active participle of stipulor ("I demand a guarantee").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

stipule +‎ -ate

Examples

  • As for reading - all I would stipulate is no interruptions!

    Angels' Pawn is out! Psst...something cool in the post [Edited]

  • The result of these has been the messy reform we have on the table now, which, let’s stipulate, is better than nothing.

    Matthew Yglesias » Health Care and Wages

  • 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?

    Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart

  • "General instructions did not specifically and in clear terms stipulate the need to file I-card issued by Zila Sainik Board and that the discharge book or any other document or certificate will not suffice," the court ruled.

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  • 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.

    Andrew Levine: Listen, Holder

  • 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.

    Andrew Levine: Listen, Holder

  • 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.

    Andrew Levine: Listen, Holder

  • 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.

    Andrew Levine: Listen, Holder

  • 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.

    Andrew Levine: Listen, Holder

  • Now, your loan terms stipulate a certain interest rate, discounted and with the securities tradable on the world’s market.

    Sorry, it's NOT just Bush & Cheney. Not by a long vote.

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