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STIPULATION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A material article in an agreement in practice. An engagement or undertaking in writing, to do a certain act; as to try a cause at a certain time. 1 Burrill, Pr. 389. The name “stipulation” is familiarly given to any agreement made by the attorneys engaged on opposite sides of a cause, (especially if in writing.) regulating any matter incidental to the proceedings or trial, which falls within their jurisdiction. Such, for instance, are agreements to extend the time for pleading, to take depositions, to waive objections, to admit certain facts, to continue the cause. See Lewis v. Orpheus, 15 Fed. Cas. 492. In admiralty practice. A recognizance of certain persons (called in the old law “fide jurors”) in the nature of bail for the appearance of a defendant 3 Bl. Comm. 10S.


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