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

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 The parties anticipate filing a stipulation of dismissal of the case within 30 days, according to the letter addressed to federal Judge Lewis Kaplan. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 The lawsuit was closed on Dec. 21, 2021 after the parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal. Ashley Remkus |, al, 7 Jan. 2022 Attorneys for all parties in the lawsuit signed a stipulation of dismissal on March 12, 2019, a move that typically signals an out-of-court settlement that ends a case. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2021 Zervos’ attorneys and attorneys for Trump filed a stipulation of discontinuance that offered no explanation for the decision. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 12 Nov. 2021 Another stipulation made in the ordinance deals with commercial property. James T. Norman,, 21 Oct. 2021 In addition, Moorer said the agreement included a stipulation that if there are three violations – such as a noise complaint – neighbors could seek relief through the circuit court. al, 5 Oct. 2021 The only stipulation was that the countries make the vaccine free to their citizens. Albert Bourla, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian contestants must swear off performing in Russia—a stipulation that led both the 2019 and 2022 representatives to drop out. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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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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