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Meaning of STIPULATE

Pronunciation:  'stipyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force, in Roman Law
  2. [v]  specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
  3. [v]  give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"

STIPULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: condition, qualify, specify
 See Also: contract, guarantee, provide, undertake, vouch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stip"u*late\, a. (Bot.)
    Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.
  2. \Stip"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stipulated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Stipulating}.] [L. stipulatus, p. p. of
    stipulari to stipulate, fr. OL. stipulus firm, fast; probably
    akin to L. stipes a post. Cf. {Stiff}.]
    To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company
    to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle
    terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in
    resisting the armies of France.