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

 "May he beware"

The basic meaning and definition of the Latin legal term "Caveat" is a warning or a caution.

The term 'Caveat emptor' means "let the buyer beware", the term 'Caveat lector' mean "let the reader beware" and the term 'Caveat venditor' means "let the seller beware". These are disclaimers that qualify something with a warning or clarification reducing the level of responsibilities of the originator.



Legal use & meaning of Caveat
Lawyers and solicitors use Latin legal terms such "Caveat" in their consultations. In legal terms of the law a caveat is a legal notice to a court or public official to suspend a proceeding until the filer is given a hearing.

Caveat emptor
The term 'Caveat emptor' meaning "let the buyer beware" a commercial principle in which the buyer purchases at his own risk without a warranty

Caveat venditor
The term 'Caveat venditor' meaning "let the seller beware" that forces sellers to sell items of a reasonable quality and take responsibility for the product.

Caveat lector
The term 'Caveat lector' meaning "let the reader beware" is used by an author to warn that there might be the possibility of mistakes in a particular passage.

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

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

Quote by Don Roberts

"What they've done is thoughtful, analytically sound and numerically cautious ... but they haven't put in the huge caveat about the range of uncertainty. It's so large that we can't know if the problem is twice as great or a quarter as great as what they're saying."
Quote by Richard Kogan



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