Stipulation definition

stĭpyə-lāshən
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Something specified or agreed to, as in a contract.
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The act of stipulating.
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A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding.
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The definition of a stipulation is a condition or term in an agreement, or the act of creating conditions and terms.

An example of a stipulation is a clause in a contract promising a certain amount of money for extra labor performed.

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Something stipulated, as a condition in a contract.
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The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.
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Something that is stated or stipulated as a condition of an agreement.

The stipulations of the contract won't allow you to do that.

If I lend you my car, my only stipulation is that you fill up the gas tank before returning it.

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The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
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The act of stipulating.
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(botany) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stipulation
Plural:
stipulations

Origin of stipulation

  • From ancient Latin stipula (“a straw"). As was the custom then, the Romans used to break a straw, as a sign of agreement between the negotiating parties, and the stipulations were put in a written form.

    From Wiktionary