American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A warning or caution: "A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want” ( Savvy).
- n. A qualification or explanation.
- n. Law A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard.
- v. Law To enter a caveat.
- v. Informal To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a notice filed or noted in a public office to prevent some proceeding being had except after warning to the caveator, or person making the caveat: as, a caveat filed with the probate court against the probate of a will. A caveat filed in the United States Patent Office by one who is engaged upon an invention entitles him to notice of any application for a patent for an interfering invention during one year, while he is perfecting his own.
- n. Figuratively, intimation of caution; warning; admonition; hint.
- To enter a caveat.
- In fencing, to shift the sword from one side of an adversary's sword to the other.
- n. a warning
- n. a qualification or exception
- n. law a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding
- n. law a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system
- v. To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat
- v. law To lodge a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system
- v. law, dated To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended
- v. obsolete To warn or caution against some event
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition
- n. (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.
- n. Intimation of caution; warning; protest.
- n. (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
- n. a warning against certain acts
- From the Latin verb form caveat ("he may beware of"), from caveō ("I beware of"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The main caveat is making sure you have enough money to return to the states and set up house again as part of a fallback plan.”
“Never before, for those who wish a healthful, light diet, has the phrase caveat emptor Let the buyer beware! been more appropriate.”
“The one caveat is that his team has yet to beat an ACC team with a winning record.”
“The only caveat is our Christmas was extraordinary," said Major George Hood, the Salvation Army's head of community relations.”
“The caveat is the potential for dangerous radioactive emissions and waste disposal.”
“Metro's only caveat is that they don't allow the use of a tripod.”
“The principal caveat is that the duration of the current La Nina could stretch an extra year, as some prior La Ninas have.”
“They were doing their job of alerting their readers to engage in caveat emptor.”
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