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verb stip·u·late \ˈsti-pyə-ˌlāt\

: to demand or require (something) as part of an agreement


Full Definition of STIPULATE

intransitive verb
:  to make an agreement or covenant to do or forbear something :  contract
:  to demand an express term in an agreement —used with for
transitive verb
:  to specify as a condition or requirement (as of an agreement or offer)
:  to give a guarantee of
stip·u·la·tor \-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of STIPULATE

  1. The cease-fire was stipulated by the treaty.
  2. The rules stipulate that players must wear uniforms.


Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari to demand a guarantee (from a prospective debtor)
First Known Use: circa 1624

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adjective stip·u·late \ˈsti-pyə-lət\

Definition of STIPULATE

:  having stipules


New Latin stipula
First Known Use: circa 1776

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem


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