Etymology
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stipulate (v.)

1620s, "bargain, make a contract" (intransitive), back-formation from stipulation, or else from Latin stipulatus, past participle of stipulari "exact (a promise), bargain for." Transitive sense of "demand as a condition" is from 1640s. Related: Stipulated; stipulating.

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Definitions of stipulate

stipulate (v.)
give a guarantee or promise of;
They stipulated to release all the prisoners
stipulate (v.)
make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force;
From wordnet.princeton.edu