What is stipulation?

  • (noun): An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else.
    Synonyms: condition, precondition
    See also — Additional definitions below


In the law of the United States, a stipulation is an agreement made between opposing parties prior to a pending hearing or trial. For example, both parties might stipulate to certain facts, and therefore not have to argue those facts in court. After the stipulation is entered into, it is presented to the judge. In other legal systems a similar concept is called different names.

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Some articles on stipulation:

Stipulatio - Specific Words
... from Justinian’s time, it says that stipulations shall be enforced whatever words they are couched in ... Nicholas has argued that veluti here means that is to say and that the stipulation started off as being a set list of words that could be used ... Watson argues that since you can destroy a stipulation without formal words, you can probably create one in the same fashion ...
Glossary Of Chess Problems - M
... This stipulation is most often attached to selfmates ... More-mover A directmate with the stipulation "White to move and checkmate Back in no more than n moves against any defence" where n is greater than 3 ... moves and how it supports the fulfillment of the problem stipulation ...
Stipulation - Etymology
... broke a straw as a sign of their mutual agreement and wrote down the agreement rules (stipulations) ...
Identifying Marks On Euro Coins - Date Stamps On Euro Coins - Conclusion
... in 2002, the countries which have an issue date stipulation are all dated 2002 onward, even though these coins were minted in previous years to prepare for the adoption of the euro ... coins dated 1999, 2000 and 2001 issued from countries with an issue date stipulation ... of the mintage location of these coins, the issue date stipulation in their coinage act must be followed by whichever country mints their coins and the date stamp is ...
Stipulatio - Content of The Contract
... Stipulation for when I die This is valid and is taken to mean I will perform when I am dying – the performance is due in the last moments of life (G ... However, a stipulation for the day before death is not valid (Inst 3.19.15) Stipulation for after death This was probably not permissible during classical law because the obligation ... the time of Justinian, the clear inconsistency between permitting a stipulation for when I die but not for after death or for the day before death, was removed, as both ...

More definitions of "stipulation":

  • (noun): A restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement.
    Synonyms: specification
  • (noun): (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.
    Example: "A stipulation of fact was made in order to avoid delay"
    Synonyms: judicial admission