What does stipulate mean?

Definitions for stipulateˈstɪp yəˌleɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stipulate.

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

  3. Origin: [L. stipulatus, p. p. of stipulari to stipulate, fr. OL. stipulus firm, fast; probably akin to L. stipes a post. Cf. Stiff.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stipulate

    stip′ū-lāt, v.i. to contract: to settle terms.—ns. Stipulā′tion, act of stipulating: a contract; Stip′ulātor. [L. stipulāri, -ātus, prob. from old L. stipulus, firm, conn. with stipāre, to press firm.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I'm less concerned about the precise number, because let's stipulate right now, whatever various country targets are, it's still going to fall short of what the science requires.

  2. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    People are tired of hearing candidates talk about themselves, and they want to hear them talk about what their problems are ... Let's stipulate that (Fiorina) and (Trump) were successful business people in their own right with their own successes and failures. That does nothing for the person sitting on the other end of the camera.

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