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stĭpŭlor , ātus, 1 (
I.inf. paragog. stipularier, Plaut. Ps. 4, 6, 14), v. dep. acc. to Varr. L. L. 5, § 182 Müll., kindr. with stips: qui pecuniam alligat, stipulari et restipulari; cf. “also: cum spondetur pecunia, stipulari dicitur,Fest. p. 297 Müll.—More prob. from unused adj. stipulus, firm, from root stip-; v. stipo, jurid. t. t., to demand a formal promise; to bargain, covenant, stipulate.
II. Sometimes transf., of him who gives the promise or pledges himself (for the usu. promittere), to promise, engage, pledge one's self: “si quis usuras solverit, quas non erat stipulatus,Dig. 46, 3, 5; so ib. 12, 6, 26 fin.; 13, 4, 7.
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