1. The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.
2. That which is stipulated, or agreed upon; that which is definitely arranged or contracted; an agreement; a covenant; a contract or bargain; also, any particular article, item, or condition, in a mutual agreement; as, the stipulations of the allied powers to furnish each his contingent of troops.
3. Law A material article of an agreement; an undertaking in the nature of bail taken in the admiralty courts; a bargain.
Syn: -- Agreement; contract; engagement. See Covenant.
Stip·u·la·tion, n. Bot. The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
n 1: (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a
judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to
the business before the court; must be in writing unless
they are part of the court record; "a stipulation of
fact was made in order to avoid delay" [syn: judicial
2: an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of
something else [syn: condition, precondition]
3: a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an
agreement [syn: specification]