stipulate


stipulate
stipulate1
stipulable /stip"yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj.stipulator, n.stipulatory /stip"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
/stip"yeuh layt'/, v., stipulated, stipulating.
v.i.
1. to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often fol. by for).
v.t.
2. to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement: to stipulate a price.
3. to require as an essential condition in making an agreement: Total disarmament was stipulated in the peace treaty.
4. to promise, in making an agreement.
5. Law. to accept (a proposition) without requiring that it be established by proof: to stipulate the existence of certain facts or that an expert witness is qualified.
[1615-25; < L stipulatus (ptp. of stipulari to demand a formal agreement), appar. equiv. to stipul- (see STIPULE) + -atus -ATE1]
Syn. 2, 3. specify, designate, indicate, cite.
stipulate2
/stip"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. Bot.
having stipules.
[1770-80; < NL stipulatus. See STIPULE, -ATE1]

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