stip·u·late /'sti-pyə-ˌlāt/ vb -lat·ed, -lat·ing [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 stipulate for obligations of all kindsLouisiana Civil Code
3: to agree respecting an aspect of legal proceedings
— used with to
stipulated to a dismissal of the claim with prejudiceNational Law Journal
pleaded guilty to the charge of battery and stipulated to the underlying factsLuna v. Meinke, 844 F. Supp. 1284 (1994)
1: to specify esp. as a condition or requirement of an agreement
parties may not stipulate the invalidity of statutes or ordinancesWest 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 convictionNational Law Journal
based on stipulated facts

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb adjust, agree, arrange, assent, bargain, become bound, clarify, condition, contract, covenant, decide, denominate, designate, determine, engage, guarantee, include in an agreement, insist upon, lay down, make a condition, make a point of, make clear, make definition, mention, name, negotiate, pledge, postulate, predicate, promise, provide, set, settle, settle terms, signify, specify, state, stipulari associated concepts: stipulated damages, stipulated fact, stipulation of a bill of particulars, stipulation of an adjournment, stipulation of appeal, stipulation of guilt, stipulation of judgment, stipulation of matters of law, stipulation of proof, stipulation of the record II index agree (contract), bear (adduce), designate, determine, mention, posit, promise (vow), select, signify (inform), specify

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To require or demand something as part of an agreement; for the parties or attorneys on opposing sides of a case to agree in writing on how to handle certain parts of the lawsuit in order to limit issues and speed up the proceedings.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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