Caveat emptor

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Definition of Caveat emptor
The English Definition of this Latin legal phrase is as follows:

 "Let the buyer beware"

The basic meaning and definition of the Latin legal term "Caveat emptor" is that a buyer should be warned that they are making a purchase of an item at his own risk without a warranty in the contract. The term derives from the Latin word 'caveat' meaning "may he beware" and the Latin word 'emptor' meaning "buyer".

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Interesting Info about Caveat emptor
Lawyers or solicitors might use Latin legal terms such as "Caveat emptor" in their consultations. The term 'caveat emptor' refers to the property law principle and it is commonly used in reference to consumer rights and the return of goods.

Caveat emptor - Quality of Merchandise
The "Caveat emptor" is used in relation to the quality of merchandise and to the policy of returning goods. Generally speaking there is no legal requirement for the seller to provide a refund or exchange but most will offer a credit note.

Caveat emptor - Property
The property law principle controls the sale of real estate property after the date of closing. In the US the Implied Warranty of Fitness applies only to the sale of new residential housing by a builder-seller and the caveat emptor rule applies to all other house sale situations in respect of the homeowner to buyer.

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Sentences & Quotes about "Caveat emptor"
Legal terms like "Caveat emptor" are used in courts by lawyers, attorneys and  judges and also feature in famous quotes demonstrating how to use "Caveat emptor" in a sentence.

"I have thin lips, like two rose petals on top of each other, and I would say I have a Roman nose, but it doesn’t speak Latin. Sane, paululum linguae Latinae dico. Caveat emptor!"
Quote by Jarod Kintz

"The usual caveat applies:
if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

Quote by Don Roberts


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