An example of stipulate is when you demand a certain quality of material in a contract.
transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
Origin of stipulatefrom Classical Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari, to bargain from or akin to Umbrian stiplo, to stipulate; akin to Classical Latin stips: see stipend
Origin of stipulateModern Latin stipulatus
verbstip·u·lat·ed, stip·u·lat·ing, stip·u·lates
- To specify or agree to as a condition in an agreement: The two firms stipulated a payment deadline.
- To agree to (a fact) in order to reduce the scope of the dispute to be resolved by a court. Used of litigants.
- To concede for the purposes of argument: “Even if we stipulate that it's the president's duty to bring any American soldier home who's been held in captivity, it's perfectly reasonable to ask if this was a deal he should have made” ( Bernard Goldberg )
- To state or specify a demand or provision in an agreement: The law stipulates for a ban on the chemical.
- To form an agreement.
Origin of stipulateLatin stipulārī stipulāt- to bargain
(third-person singular simple present stipulates, present participle stipulating, simple past and past participle stipulated)
From Latin stipulÄtus, perfect active participle of stipulor (“I demand a guarantee").
- (botany) Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.
stipule +"Ž -ate