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Stipulate


STIPULATE, verb intransitive [Latin , to crowd; whence the sense of agreement, binding, making fast.]

1. To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear any thing; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France. Great Britain and the United States stipulate to oppose and restrain the African slave trade. A has stipulated to build a bridge within a given time. B has stipulated not to annoy or interdict our trade.

2. To bargain. A has stipulated to deliver me his horse for fifty guineas.

STIPULATE, adjective [from stipual.] Having stipules on it; as a stipulate stalk.