What does the word stipulation mean?

Usage examples for stipulation

  1. And now comes my grand difficulty in this business- in fact, the little stipulation I have to make." – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  2. Forty acres were sold to each family at $ 115 per acre, with the privilege of water for irrigation on the stipulation that the company would receive half of the market value of the crops. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  3. The marriage contract held but one stipulation: their home was to be in the bride's village. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll