(Latin: to demand a formal promise, to bargain; to arrive an an agreement; to compromise)
2. To arrange expressly, or to specify in terms of an agreement: Carl, the auto salesman, stipulated a set price for the new car.
The bank stipulated that if interest rates went down too far, the financial investment would have to be cancelled and that was what was in the letter that had just arrived.
The law stipulates that new cars must have seat belts for the driver and every passenger.
The couple's contract with the decorator stipulates the maximum amount of money he can charge them.3. To require as an essential condition in making an amity: A total disarmament was stipulated if there was to be a peace treaty between the two countries.
4. To promise, while making a mutual understanding: The bookseller stipulated that the books would be delivered by the date the customer had specified.
5. In law, to accept (a proposition) without requiring that it be established by proof: Judge Havilland was stipulating that the existence of certain facts or that an expert witness had to be qualified to present reasonable data to the court.
2. Required as a condition of a contract or agreement: The executives of the two companies officially signed the stipulated contract.
Salmon was once so plentiful and inexpensive that it was served too often to workers on farms in Colonial America and so the workers had stipulated clauses in their contracts stating that they would not be served salmon in their meals more than twice a week.3. Specified, promised, or guaranteed in an agreement: The landlord and the occupant of the apartment came to a stipulated arrangement regarding the restrictions on having pets.
2. A government agency or corporation which administers a revenue-producing public enterprise authority: The stipulated authorities of the commerce department included ways to provide more job opportunities for unemployed people.
2. An agreement, usually on a procedural matter, between the attorneys for the two sides in a legal action: Some stipulations are oral, but the legal courts often require, or stipulate, that a stipulation must be put in writing, signed, and filed with a judge.
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2. A definition in which a new or currently existing term is given a new meaning for the purposes of argument or discussion in a given context: The stipulative definition in the dictionary was presented because so many publications were using the new meaning.
2. Those who guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement with another person, organization, etc.: The stipulators arranged a written contract with the bank to pay the loan no later than two years from the date they were signing the agreement.
2. When someone makes an unspecified demand, or provision, in an agreement: Jack and Janice were planning to consult a lawyer because they were always coming up with unstipulated opinions as to how they would settle the division of their property at the time of their divorce.