stipulative definition

noun

stip·​u·​la·​tive definition
ˈstipyəˌlātiv-,
-lətiv-
: a declaration of a meaning that is intended to be attached by the speaker to a word, expression, or symbol and that usually does not already have an established use in the sense intended compare dictionary definition

Word History

Etymology

stipulative from stipulate entry 1 + -ive

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“Stipulative definition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stipulative%20definition. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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