stipulate

To stipulate something means to demand that it be part of an agreement. So when you make a contract or deal, you can stipulate that a certain condition must be met.

Anytime you draw up a legal agreement, you can stipulate a requirement that has to be met for that agreement to be complete. This stipulation might put some sort of limit on the agreement. For example, if you run a fencing company and offer a sale, you can stipulate that to get the sale price, the fence must be ordered by a certain date. Your customer, in turn, might stipulate that the work must be finished before the ground freezes.

DEFINITIONS OF: stipulate

1

v specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

“The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life”
“The contract stipulates the dates of the payments”
Synonyms:
condition, qualify, specify
Types:
provide
determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
Type of:
contract, undertake
enter into a contractual arrangement

v make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

Type of:
contract, undertake
enter into a contractual arrangement

v give a guarantee or promise of

“They stipulated to release all the prisoners”
Synonyms
condition, qualify, specify
specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
Type of:
guarantee, vouch
give surety or assume responsibility
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