- 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.
transitive verbstipulated, stipulating
- 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 of stipulate; 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
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 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 stipulātus, 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.