from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lay down as a condition of an agreement; require by contract.
- transitive v. To specify or arrange in an agreement: stipulate a date of payment and a price.
- transitive v. To guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement.
- intransitive v. To make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
- intransitive v. To form an agreement.
- adj. Having stipules.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To require (something) as a condition of a contract or agreement.
- v. To specify, promise or guarantee something in an agreement.
- v. To acknowledge the truth of; not to challenge.
- adj. Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with stipules.
- intransitive v. To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To arrange or settle definitely, or by special mention and agreement, or as a special condition: as, it is stipulated that A shall pay 5 per cent.
- As commonly used in law, damages liquidated by a stipulation—that is, a sum fixed by a contract or obligation in such manuer as to be the sum payable in case of breach, without any further question as to the amount of the actual damages.
- In botany, having stipules: as, a stipulate stalk or leaf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
- v. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
- v. give a guarantee or promise of
Latin stipulārī, stipulāt-, to bargain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stipulātus, perfect active participle of stipulor ("I demand a guarantee"). (Wiktionary)
stipule + -ate (Wiktionary)