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 for stipulation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stipulation \Stip`u*la"tion\, n. [See Stipule.] (Bot.)
     The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stipulation \Stip`u*la"tion\, n. [L. stipulatio: cf. F.
     1. The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an
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     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.
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     3. (Law) A material article of an agreement; an undertaking
        in the nature of bail taken in the admiralty courts; a
        bargain. --Bouvier. Wharton.
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     Syn: Agreement; contract; engagement. See Covenant.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: stipulation,
           judicial admission]
      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: stipulation, specification]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "stipulation":
     accord, agreement, allocation, arrangement, assignment,
     attribution, bargain, binding agreement, bond, boundary condition,
     cartel, catch, circumscription, clause, collective agreement,
     compact, condition, consortium, contract, convention, covenant,
     covenant of salt, deal, demand, denomination, designation,
     determination, dicker, donnee, employment contract,
     escalator clause, escape clause, escape hatch, essential,
     exception, fine print, fixing, formal agreement, given, grounds,
     guarantee, ironclad agreement, joker, kicker, legal agreement,
     legal contract, limit, limiting condition, mutual agreement,
     obligation, pact, paction, parameter, pinning down, precision,
     prerequisite, promise, protocol, provision, provisions, proviso,
     qualification, requirement, requisite, reservation, saving clause,
     selection, signification, sine qua non, small print, specification,
     string, strings, term, terms, transaction, ultimatum,
     understanding, undertaking, union contract, valid contract,
     wage contract, warranty, whereas

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  STIPULATION, contracts. In the Roman law, the contract of stipulation was 
  made in the following manner, namely; the person to whom the promise was to 
  be made, proposed a question to him from whom it was to proceed, fully 
  expressing tho nature and extent of the engagement and, the question so 
  proposed being answered in the affirmative, the obligation was complete. 
       2. It was essentially necessary that both parties should speak, (so 
  that a dumb man could not enter into a stipulation) that the person making 
  the promise should answer conformably to the specific question, proposed, 
  without any material interval of time, and with the intention of contracting 
  an obligation. 
       3. From the general use of this mode of contracting, the term 
  stipulation has been introduced into common parlance, and, in modern 
  language, frequently refer's to any thing which forms a material article of 
  an agreement; though it is applied more correctly and more conformably to 
  its original meaning to denote the insisting upon and requiring any 
  particular engagement. 2 Evans' Poth. on Oblig. 19. 
       4. In this contract the Roman law dispensed with an actual 
  consideration. See, generally, Pothier, Oblig. P. 1, c. 1, s. 1, art. 5. 
       5. In the admiralty courts, the first process is frequently to arrest 
  the defendant, and then they take the recognizances or stipulation of 
  certain fide jussors in the nature of bail. 3 Bl. Comm. 108; vide Dunlap's 
  Adm. Practice, Index, h.t. 
       6. These stipulations are of three sorts, namely: l. Judicatum solvi, 
  by which the party is absolutely bound to pay such sum as may be adjudged by 
  the court. 2 De judico sisti, by which he is bound to appear from time to 
  time, during the pendency of the suit, and to abide the sentence. 3. De 
  ratio, or De rato, by which he engages to ratify the acts of his proctor: 
  this stipulation is not usual in the admiralty courts of the United States. 
       7. The securities are taken in the following manner, namely: 1. Cautio 
  fide jussoria, by sureties. 2. Pignoratitia; by deposit. 3. Juratoria, by 
  oath: this security is given when the party is too poor to find sureties, at 
  the discretion of the court. 4. Aude promissoria, by bare promise: this 
  security is unknown in the admiralty courts of the United States. Hall's 
  Adm. Pr. 12; Dunl. Adm. Pr. 150, 151. See 17 Am. Jur. 51. 

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