to demand, require or to specify a requirement, often as part of an agreement The parties stipulated that their briefs would be filed by March 31.
to specify, often used regarding the terms or conditions of an agreement or statute The contract stipulates that payment must be made by 31 December 2010.
stipulate to means to agree to something. This sense of the word is often used by lawyers in litigation when agreeing to accept a fact without requiring it to be established by proof. We will stipulate to the fact that my client signed the agreement if you will stipulate to the fact that your client received the contract before 31 May 2010.
- The guidelines stipulate rules for inter-state transfers.
- The parties stipulated to the need for a protective order.
- The parties may stipulate in advance to submit any disputes for resolution within a particular jurisdiction.
- The agreement does not stipulate a definite period within which debts should be settled.