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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of stipulari 'to demand'

stipulate

verb
     
stip‧u‧late [transitive] formal
if an agreement, law, or rule stipulates something, it must be done [= state]:
Laws stipulate the maximum interest rate that banks can charge.
stipulate that
The regulations stipulate that everything has to comply to the relevant safety standards.

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