stipulation

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From Latin stipulātiō.

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stipulation (plural stipulations)

  1. The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.
  2. 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.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 47:
      The acts authorising the subsequent Underground lines would include a stipulation that cheap early morning fares be provided, and the Cheap Trains Act of 1883 would standardise the terms for all railways.
  3. (botany) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
  4. (chess) A goal to be achieved in a chess problem; for example, to checkmate Black within a specified number of moves.

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