stat·ed | \ˈstā-təd \

Definition of stated 

1 : fixed, regular the president shall, at stated times, receive … a compensationU.S. Constitution

2 : set down explicitly : declared our stated intention

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statedly adverb

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Abraaj has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has said money moved out of the health-care fund was used for its stated purpose or returned to investors. Simon Clark, WSJ, "Colony Capital’s Bid for Some Abraaj Assets Is Rejected," 13 July 2018 The stated purpose of Trump’s trip was to settle a score with Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who torpedoed White House physician Ronny Jackson’s nomination to become secretary of veteran’s affairs. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s mockery of the #MeToo movement underscores the GOP’s problem with women in 2018," 6 July 2018 The stated purpose of the new law was to force big online companies, such as Google or Facebook, to share revenues with copyright holders and to better police their sites. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "European Parliament Rejects Controversial Copyright Law," 5 July 2018 That’s the same cap Congress imposed on such loans made to servicemembers or their families with the stated purpose of protecting them from predatory lending. Carolyn Said,, "Pink-slip car loans: Quick cash, high price tag," 21 June 2018 Dozens of Arizona Highway Patrolmen, sheriff’s deputies and state liquor agents descended on the town and began rounding people up with the stated purpose of re-establishing the rule of law in Short Creek. John D'anna, azcentral, "Think child separations are unprecedented? Here are 3 heartbreaking examples from history," 21 June 2018 Since early this year, Child Advocate Sarah Eagan has been looking at cases in which parents who have been investigated for child abuse or neglect have withdrawn children for the stated purpose of home schooling them. Josh Kovner,, "Child Advocate Expands Probe Into Use Of Home Schooling By Parents Suspected Of Abuse, Neglect," 6 June 2018 The stated reason was that Borgono became a U.S. citizen after the fraud scheme started. Adiel Kaplan, miamiherald, "Miami grandma targeted as U.S. takes aim at naturalized immigrants with prior offenses," 9 July 2018 Owens was known for being a malcontent during his NFL career, which is much of the stated reason why Hall of Fame voters made him wait for his induction into Canton. Jonathan Jones,, "Why the Falcons Shouldn't Be Concerned About Julio Jones Training With Terrell Owens," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of stated

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stated was in 1603

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English Language Learners Definition of stated

: expressed formally or officially

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