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stipulate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  2. verb give a guarantee or promise of
    • They stipulated to release all the prisoners
  3. verb make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

Stip"u*late adjective
  1. (Bot.) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.
Stip"u*late intransitive verb
L. stipulatus, p.p. of stipulari to stipulate, fr. OL. stipulus firm, fast; probably akin to L. stipes a post. Cf. Stiff.
imperfect & past participle Stipulated ; present participle & verbal noun Stipulating
  1. To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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