Definitions for stipulateˈstɪp yəˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stip•u•lateˈstɪp yəˌleɪt(v.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement:

    to stipulate a price.

  2. to require as an essential condition in making an agreement.

  3. to promise, in making an agreement.

  4. (v.i.)to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement.

Origin of stipulate:

1615–25; < L stipulātus, ptp. of stipulārī to exact a promise or guarantee


stip•u•lateˈstɪp yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt(adj.)

  1. having stipules.

    Category: Botany

Origin of stipulate:

1770–80; < NL stipulātus. See stipule , -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  2. stipulate(verb)

    give a guarantee or promise of

    "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"

  3. stipulate(verb)

    make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force


  1. stipulate(Adjective)

    Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.

  2. Origin: From stipulatus, perfect active participle of stipulor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stipulate(adj)

    furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf

  2. Stipulate(verb)

    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

Translations for stipulate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to specify something or to specify a condition as part of an agreement

The contract stipulates that the rent (must) be paid six months in advance; The dates of payment are also stipulated.

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