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stipulate

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Definition to formally state — such as a condition or requirement of a contract, or an opinion of a circumstance that has legal significance
  • Cornelius stipulated that in case he were to pilot Brown out, his canoe should be towed.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • They stipulated that for a yes or no, the glass would not have to point to letters, but could simply reply with one or two knocks.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I see that they were nothing else than the stipulated price for that vindictive old man's will.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • It could also be seen as a violation of a treaty stipulation or the general laws of nations.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The second stipulation was of nearly the same importance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • If I do come in, and do decide to take the job, it's with the stipulation that if either of us decides it's not working, we just say so.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "No, brother," answered the lady, "I insist on the formality of its being delivered me, with a full ratification of all the concessions stipulated."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • They were unable to bribe the members of Congress, and on the date stipulated by law the left calmly came to power.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It fell to his lot, now, to stipulate for secrecy.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • All she stipulated for was that little Rawdon should be allowed to come down and see her at the Hall.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • " "And for us, too," stipulated Neeley.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Metal dog tags were confiscated, in an apparent effort to comply with the stipulation that those executing POWs "not .... leave any traces."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • So the contract is going to stipulate that the name remains the same.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The judge nodded, making notes; and Greenleaf stipulated to the list of Fletcher's credentials.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But suddenly we're asked to stipulate, according to a list of terms, why we think that, and the terms are meaningless to us.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Can it be stipulated that the majority of inhabitants of Earth's major satellite are not undischarged consignees but free individuals?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • "It's understood, then?" he stipulated nervously, with his hand on Selden's arm.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • In the still-room sat the band, who had stipulated for champagne as part of their fee, and who were already drinking beer.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • My invitation to speak in Atlanta stipulated that I was to confine my address to five minutes.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Still, Mr. Tulkinghorn, sir, I must stipulate that if you have any word with me, that word is spoken in the presence of my friend.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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