Caveat

Definition of Caveat

Ca´ve`at
n.1.
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 caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.
2.(U. S. Patent Laws) A description of some invention, designed to be patented, lodged in the patent office before the patent right is applied for, and operating as a bar to the issue of letters patent to any other person, respecting the same invention.
3.Intimation of caution; warning; protest.
We think it right to enter our caveat against a conclusion.
- Jeffrey.
Caveat emptor
(Law) let the purchaser beware, i. e., let him examine the article he is buying, and act on his own judgment.

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admonishment, admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, alarm, bench warrant, briefing, capias, caution, cautioning, consultation, council, counsel, death warrant, determent, deterrence, deterrent example, direction, example, exhortation, expostulation, fieri facias, final notice, final warning, forewarning, frightening off, guidance, habere facias possessionem, hint, hortation, idea, injunction, instruction, interdict, intimidation, lesson, mandamus, mandate, mandatory injunction, mittimus, monition, moral, nisi prius, notice, notification, object lesson, opinion, parley, precept, process, prohibitory injunction, proposal, recommendation, remonstrance, search warrant, suggestion, talking out of, thought, threat, tip-off, ultimatum, verbum sapienti, warning, warning piece, warrant, warrant of arrest, warrant of attorney, writ
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