One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement.‘he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage’‘the stipulated time has elapsed’
specify, set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearlyView synonyms
- ‘They do require performance with only stipulated exceptions, but the law of tort does not.’
- ‘The requirement was stipulated in his bail conditions, a top prosecutor said on Tuesday.’
- ‘In addition, the document will include a clause stipulating procedures required for non-member countries to take part in the ASEM process, they said.’
- ‘They also agreed on regular reciprocal visits by their defense ministers, and to sign an agreement stipulating the framework for such exchanges, the officials said.’
- ‘The colour of the cladding was stipulated as grey but what was provided was yellow.’
- ‘A key point of the agreement stipulates an amnesty for GAM fighters and other political prisoners.’
- ‘They might agree that he would spend the next three months working with the council horticultural team at weekends, with a contract stipulating minimum standards of acceptable behaviour.’
- ‘The system stipulates the rules and requirements that must be observed by the two parties.’
- ‘The first condition in the agreement stipulated that an allottee should be a tenant of the site for 10 years.’
- ‘Note that completely rigid kinds of certificates can still be specified by simply stipulating that reconsideration always fails for them.’
- ‘If the contract stipulates eight bank holidays can be taken as paid leave in addition to holidays, June 3 will not count.’
- ‘Among the requirements is an agreement stipulating the areas of collaboration between the foreign design firm and its mainland counterpart.’
- ‘The advice line has an automated system into which you input your holiday plans and by return get a tailored information pack stipulating both what is required and what advised.’
- ‘When presented with a contract stipulating their duties, they just sign it and reach for the keys.’
- ‘In some negotiation situations prospective recruits will ask the employer to detail the terms of the package that may be on offer before stipulating some of their requirements.’
- ‘The contract also stipulates the cottages cannot be resold separately and must be kept in use as holiday homes for at least 10 years.’
- ‘Other important laws were those stipulating the conditions under which ministers can be sued and also a law for the improvement of agriculture.’
- ‘They are also responsible for imposing the conditions stipulated in the agreements.’
- ‘The government has taken adequate care to protect the labour interests stipulating attractive compensation package when retrenched.’
- ‘When they refused to accept new working conditions stipulated by the contractor, they were all sacked.’
Early 17th century: from Latin stipulat- ‘demanded as a formal promise’, from the verb stipulari.
(of a leaf or plant) having stipules.
- ‘This observation contradicts his view that the stipules of Lactoris are probably not indicative of relationship with other stipulate plants.’
- ‘Both have woody trunks and woody roots as well as stipulate leaf bases.’
Late 18th century: from Latin stipula (see stipule) + -ate.
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