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stipulate
used in Oliver Twist

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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
  • Now I make this stipulation—that I shall examine him in your presence, and that, if, from what he says, we judge, and I can show to the satisfaction of your cool reason, that he is a real and thorough bad one (which is more than possible), he shall be left to his fate, without any farther interference on my part, at all events.'
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (44% in)
  • 'And as I see on the faces about me, a disposition to inquire how it happened that I was not in the way to corroborate Oliver's tale, and had so suddenly left the kingdom, let me stipulate that I shall be asked no questions until such time as I may deem it expedient to forestall them by telling my own story.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (96% in)
  • Her fears for Sikes would have been more powerful inducements to recoil while there was yet time; but she had stipulated that her secret should be rigidly kept, she had dropped no clue which could lead to his discovery, she had refused, even for his sake, a refuge from all the guilt and wretchedness that encompasses her—and what more could she do!
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (10% in)
  • If it were a girl, it was to inherit the money unconditionally; but if a boy, only on the stipulation that in his minority he should never have stained his name with any public act of dishonour, meanness, cowardice, or wrong.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (39% in)

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