Definition of Stipulate

1. Verb. Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement. "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

Exact synonyms: Condition, Qualify, Specify
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Specialized synonyms: Provide
Derivative terms: Condition, Condition, Condition, Qualification, Specification, Specification, Stipulation, Stipulatory

2. Verb. Give a guarantee or promise of. "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Vouch
Related verbs: Condition, Qualify, Specify

3. Verb. Make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force.
Category relationships: Civil Law, Jus Civile, Justinian Code, Roman Law
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake

Definition of Stipulate

1. a. Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.

2. v. i. To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France.

Definition of Stipulate

1. Verb. To require (something) as a condition of a contract or agreement. ¹

2. Verb. To specify, promise or guarantee something in an agreement. ¹

3. Verb. To acknowledge the truth of; not to challenge. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: botany) Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk. ¹

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Literary usage of Stipulate

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Jacob Scott Matthews, William Frederick Dickinson (1906)
"Carrier may stipulate for exemption from liability for certain losses in carriage of ... Carrier may stipulate for liability of warehouseman while goods are ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Carrier's right to stipulate for insurance. A common carrier may not provide that it shall not be liable unless the shipper insures the goods for its ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"Adams, infra, which permits a railroad company to stipulate against liability ... 388, 30 NW 282, holding that a carrier may stipulate against liability for ..."

4. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1867)
"How far the consignor, or his agent, may stipulate for the transportation. 14. ... Held, in New Jersey, that carrier cannot stipulate for exemption from ..."

5. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... proposals as may be made to him, and will hasten to appoint an accredited representative to stipulate for his interests and those of his kingdom. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... partnership firm to charge the others : they may stipulate between themselves that it shall not be done ; and if a third person, having notice of this, ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... the company specially stipulate that the money thus borrowed shall be faithfully applied in the construction and equipment of the road. ..."

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