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

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Other Words from stipulation

stipulatory \ ˈsti-​pyə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce stipulation (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 An important stipulation for restaurants is that the 300-employee rule would apply to each individual location. Keith Spera,, "Stimulus bill offers 'bridge to survival' for many New Orleans small businesses," 24 Dec. 2020 The biggest stipulation offered by the Pac-12 is that the nonconference opponent must adhere to all league medical and testing protocols. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Pac-12 approves nonconference football games. Does that put a Utah-BYU game in play?," 19 Nov. 2020 In a statement emailed to CBS MoneyWatch, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity pointed to a stipulation that at least a quarter of the program's recipients receive an additional $100 in state jobless aid. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Trump's $300 in extra jobless aid has already run out in 7 states," 17 Sep. 2020 From the start, my only stipulation was that all of the dates would be blind. Serena Kerrigan,, "I Dated Virtually For A Year — & Found Something Way Better Than A Boyfriend," 21 Dec. 2020 The Chauvins' December stipulation filing included a three-page spreadsheet that was difficult to read because of pixelation and faint text, the judge wrote. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, "Judge orders Derek and Kellie Chauvin to file public documents in divorce case," 13 Jan. 2021 California officials included the stipulation after several multi-state outbreaks this fall. Ron Kroichick,, "‘Recipe for disaster’: Why some Bay Area high school athletes left state to compete," 23 Dec. 2020 On Saturday, New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker announced the opening of a criminal probe as reports trickled in of vaccines being administered to members of the public outside the state's stipulation. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Cuomo threatens to hold those who got coronavirus vaccine out of turn criminally liable," 30 Dec. 2020 The Buckeyes have beaten Indiana, which would advance to the conference championship if the Big Ten kept the six-game stipulation. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan AD Warde Manuel willing to reconsider Big Ten title-game requirement after OSU game canceled," 9 Dec. 2020

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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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22 Feb 2021

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“Stipulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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 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

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