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Examples of stipulate in a Sentence
The cease-fire was stipulated by the treaty.
The rules stipulate that players must wear uniforms.
Recent Examples of stipulate from the Web
After taking the oath of office for a new five-year term, the government issued a decree that stipulated that the president would appoint the central bank governor, deputies and monetary policy committee members for four-year mandates.
The difference was that the NBA had a rule that stipulated that players stand for the anthem, while the NFL did not.
In contrast to government programs that stipulate how money must be spent, basic income is supposed to deliver regular payments without restrictions.
Of those cases, 90 were instances where defendants had entered into plea agreements with prosecutors that stipulated a chance of parole.
Authorities said an order of protection was in force prior to the incident that stipulated Miller could not be in the home while intoxicated.
Polk’s will had stipulated that following Sarah’s death the estate should be placed in trust and administered by the state.
Ensemble eventually agreed to a deal that stipulated Microsoft would own the intellectual property rights but also pay a higher-than-standard royalty rate.
As for the debt, this has taught you that loan repayment terms must be stipulated before money is handed over.
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Did You Know?
Like many terms used in the legal profession, "stipulate" has its roots in Latin. It derives from "stipulatus," the past participle of "stipulari," a verb meaning "to demand a guarantee (as from a prospective debtor)." "Stipulate" has been a part of the English language since the 17th century. In Roman law, oral contracts were deemed valid only if they followed a proper question-and-answer format; "stipulate" was sometimes used specifically of this process of contract making, though it also could be used more generally for any means of making a contract or agreement. The "specify as a condition or requirement" sense of the word also dates from the 17th century, and it is the sense that is most often encountered in current use.
STIPULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stipulate for English Language Learners
: to demand or require (something) as part of an agreement
legal Definition of stipulate
- may…assume or stipulate for obligations of all kinds
- —Louisiana Civil Code
- stipulated to a dismissal of the claim with prejudice
- —National Law Journal
- pleaded guilty to the charge of battery and stipulated to the underlying facts
- —Luna v. Meinke, 844 F. Supp. 1284 (1994)
- parties may not stipulate the invalidity of statutes or ordinances
- —West v. Bank of Commerce & Trusts, 167 F.2d 664 (1948)
- the contract stipulated that the lessor was responsible for maintenance
- within a stipulated period of time
- defendant stipulated that evidence was sufficient to support his conspiracy conviction
- —National Law Journal
- based on stipulated facts
Origin and Etymology of stipulate
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