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From ancient Latin stipula (“a straw”). As was the custom then, the Romans used to break a straw, as a sign of agreement between the negotiating parties, and the stipulations were put in a written form.
stipulation (plural stipulations)
- The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.
- Something that is stated or stipulated as a condition of an agreement.
- The stipulations of the contract won't allow you to do that.
- If I lend you my car, my only stipulation is that you fill up the gas tank before returning it.
- (botany) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
something that is stated or stipulated as a condition of an agreement