stip·u·la·tion | \ˌsti-pyə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of stipulation 

1 : an act of stipulating

2 : something stipulated especially : a condition, requirement, or item specified in a legal instrument

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Other Words from stipulation

stipulatory \ˈsti-pyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \ adjective

Examples of stipulation in a Sentence

We agreed to the deal with the stipulation that she pay the expenses herself. their proposal for a baseball franchise includes several stipulations that are unacceptable

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Covington moved forward in the process on Thursday, OK'ing a concept plan for the Park Pointe project, adding stipulations regarding issues related to entrance roads and drainage. Melissa Reinert,, "Covington OKs concept plan for former Gateway site," 29 June 2018 The United States also negotiated a reversal of prior treaty stipulations to allow American officials, for the first time, to regulate the migration of Chinese workers. Irene Hsu, The New Republic, "The Echoes of Chinese Exclusion," 28 June 2018 The current restrictions on mifepristone violate both of those stipulations. Dorothy Novick, STAT, "FDA shouldn’t allow politics to hurt women suffering miscarriage," 22 June 2018 One of the contract stipulations is unconditional termination given by either the Dynamo/ Dash or the Township with 180 days notice. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Soccer field access creates dispute in The Woodlands," 20 June 2018 Among other stipulations, the benefits agreement: Creates an FCC Community Fund to promote soccer. Hannah Sparling,, "FC Cincinnati signs benefits agreement with West End; deal clears Council hurdle," 16 Apr. 2018 WrestleMania stipulations, however, are far from ironclad (see Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32). Justin Barrasso,, "Week in Wrestling: In-Depth Look at ‘Ultimate Deletion’; Rey Mysterio WrestleMania Update," 28 Mar. 2018 If Nicolet does not meet those stipulations, Glendale officials have the right to back out of the partnership with the school district. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glendale council chooses Nicolet over Dominican for development of Maslowski Park fields," 27 Feb. 2018 But if the rezoning stipulations are changed, any new approval would require nine votes from the city council, which has 12 members, not including the mayor. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Overland Park council rejects latest Brookridge Golf Course proposal | The Kansas City Star," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of stipulation

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stipulation was circa 1552

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English Language Learners Definition of stipulation

: something that is required as part of an agreement


stip·u·la·tion | \ˌsti-pyə-ˈlā-shən \

Legal Definition of stipulation 

1 : an act of stipulating

2 : something stipulated: as

a : an agreement between parties regarding some aspect of a legal proceeding a stipulation of facts admitted the charges in a prehearing stipulationNew York Law Journal

b : a condition, requirement, or item specified in a legal instrument specifically : stipulation pour autrui

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