caveat
noun Etymology: Latin, let him beware, from cavēre — more at hear Date: 1533 1. a. a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices b. an explanation to prevent misinterpretation c. a modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something 2. a legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until the opposition has a hearing

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  • caveat — ca·ve·at / ka vē ˌät, ˌat; kä vē ˌät, kā vē ˌat/ n [Latin, may he/she beware] 1 a: a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices b: an explanation to prevent a misinterpretation 2: a notice to a court or judicial officer to suspend a… …   Law dictionary

  • Caveat — Caveat, the third person singular present subjunctive of the Latin cavere , means warning (or more literally, let him beware ); it can be shorthand for Latin phrases such as: * Caveat lector , let the reader beware * Caveat emptor , let the buyer …   Wikipedia

  • Caveat — Ca ve*at, n. [L. caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one s guard to, beware.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caveat — cav‧e‧at [ˈkæviæt, ˈkeɪ ] noun [countable] formal a warning that you need to be careful about something, especially about a choice or decision that you are thinking of making: • The company gives a caveat at the end of the advertisement, listing… …   Financial and business terms

  • caveat — is pronounced kav i at, and means ‘a warning or reservation’: • Any discussion of legal action must be preceded by a caveat on costs M. Binney et al., 1991 • Bearing in mind some caveats below, it is possible to predict the relative difficulty of …   Modern English usage

  • Caveat — emptor Caveat emptor est une expression latine signifiant « que l acheteur soit vigilant ». Dans certaines juridictions, l acheteur n avait aucune garantie sur la qualité des produits. Aujourd hui, les lois de plusieurs pays exigent que …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cavĕat — (lat., »er hüte sich«), Bezeichnung für eine gerichtliche Verwarnung; Klausel, die im Patentrecht einzelner Länder den Vorbehalt einer künftigen Verbesserung gestattet …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Caveat — Cavĕat (lat., »er hüte sich«), gerichtliche Verwarnungsformel, bes. Klausel bei Patenten, die dem Patentinhaber eine künftige Verbesserung vorbehält. Caveant consules etc., bisweilen irrtümlich zitiert für Videant consules etc. (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • caveat — A formal warning. Beware! (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • caveat — 1540s, from Latin, lit. let him beware, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of cavere to beware, take heed, watch, guard against, from PIE root *skeue to pay attention, perceive (Cf. Skt. kavih wise, sage, seer, poet; Lith. kavoti tend,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • caveat — [n] warning admonition, alarm, caution, commonition, forewarning, monition, sign; concepts 78,274 …   New thesaurus

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