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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
Documents and account transfer records revealed in the Mexican media suggest that the bribes to Mexican officials may have been as high as $16 million, far more than stipulated to by the company in testimony to the American Department of Justice.
In early 2016, under Tu's leadership, the Minnesota dental school introduced a mandatory protocol stipulating that the first-line treatment for pain would be nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as high-dose ibuprofen.
La Mesa signed an agreement in March 2006 with the county stipulating that La Mesa would build a new library for the city within 10 years, and be finished in 2018.
The event’s dress code stipulated that women wear hats, after all.
Because a 2012 law stipulated that anyone sentenced to more than two years in prison is ineligible to hold or run for public office for six years, Berlusconi had to relinquish his Senate seat.
Most shows cost $25 but stipulate a two-drink minimum.
Barring that, other legislation would stipulate state allocations to both schools be split 50-50.
Federal law further stipulates that goods can’t be bought and sold within the zones, so under-the-radar handoffs aren’t possible either.
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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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