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stipulation

noun [C or U]     /ˌstɪp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ formal
a rule that must be followed or something that must be done: Is there any stipulation as regards qualifications? [+ that] The only stipulation is that candidates must be over the age of 35.Instructions and orders
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