- To stipulate is to specify, demand or require something.
An example of stipulate is when you demand a certain quality of material in a contract.
- to include specifically in the terms of an agreement, contract, etc.; arrange definitely
- to specify as an essential condition of or requisite in an agreement
Origin: from 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: ModL stipulatus
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verb stip·u·lat·ed, stip·u·lat·ing, stip·u·lates verb, transitive
- a. To lay down as a condition of an agreement; require by contract.b. To specify or arrange in an agreement: stipulate a date of payment and a price.
- To guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement.
- To make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
- To form an agreement.
Origin: Latin stipulārī, stipulāt-, to bargain.
- stipˈu·laˌtor noun