stipulation

noun
stip·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌsti-pyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce stipulation (audio) \

Definition of stipulation

1 : an act of stipulating
2 : something stipulated especially : a condition, requirement, or item specified in a legal instrument

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from stipulation

stipulatory \ ˈsti-​pyə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce stipulatory (audio) \ 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

Recent Examples on the Web

Fireworks retailers can still set up shop because of a stipulation in the law that allows retailers to sell fireworks to military organizations, for ceremonies at sporting events, for licensed demonstrations and for railroad workers as lighting. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fireworks are illegal — but here's how Floridians get away with buying them," 3 July 2018 President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. Fox News, "Statement from Trump, Kim Jong Un: Read the text," 13 June 2018 Frances McDormand famously mentioned the stipulation in her Oscar speech this year. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Ashley Judd talks about Time's Up, #MeToo and her humanitarian work," 27 Mar. 2018 The only real stipulation in deciding area codes was that those too close to each other should be far apart to avoid misdialing and confusion. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Where Area Codes Came From, And Why They Don't Make Sense," 3 Nov. 2017 The stipulation preemptively closes a potential loophole in which California could acquire cheap energy from polluting plants in border states. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Governor’s desk last stop to California pledging 100% carbon-free energy by 2045," 30 Aug. 2018 President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. Fortune, "Trump and Kim Signed a 4-Point Peace Pledge at Their Summit. Here's What It Says," 12 June 2018 Over the next five years Heimlich would, by all accounts, check every box, attend every session and abide by every stipulation of his probation. SI.com, "Prospect and Pariah," 16 May 2018 In the divorce settlement, there was a strict stipulation that lasted until January 2015, which stated that Simon was required to stay away from the couple's son, Adam, or face a $50,000 penalty. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Simon Cowell and Partner Lauren Silverman Have a Controversial Love Story," 18 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stipulation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of stipulation

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stipulation

Share stipulation

Statistics for stipulation

Last Updated

12 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for stipulation

The first known use of stipulation was circa 1552

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stipulation

stipulation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stipulation

: something that is required as part of an agreement

stipulation

noun
stip·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌsti-pyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce stipulation (audio) \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on stipulation

What made you want to look up stipulation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!