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stipulate vb

[Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari to exact (as from a prospective debtor) a formal guarantee when making an oral contract]
1 : to make an agreement or covenant about something (as damages)
2 : to demand a particular promise in an agreement used with for [may…assume or for obligations of all kinds "Louisiana Civil Code"]
3 : to agree respecting an aspect of legal proceedings used with to [stipulated to a dismissal of the claim with prejudice "National Law Journal"] [pleaded guilty to the charge of battery and stipulated to the underlying facts "Luna v. Meinke, 844 F. Supp. 1284 (1994)"]
1 : to specify esp. as a condition or requirement of an agreement [parties may not the invalidity of statutes or ordinances "West v. Bank of Commerce & Trusts, 167 F.2d 664 (1948)"] [the contract stipulated that the lessor was responsible for maintenance] [within a stipulated period of time]
2 : to establish (procedure or evidence) by agreement during a proceeding [defendant stipulated that evidence was sufficient to support his conspiracy conviction "National Law Journal"] [based on stipulated facts]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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