Definition for STIP'U-LATE

STIP'U-LATE, v.i. [L. stipulor, from stipes, or from the primary sense of the root, as in stipo, 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.

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