from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.
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- noun a commercial principle that without a warranty the buyer takes upon himself the risk of quality
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Latin caveat ēmptor, let the buyer beware : caveat, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware + ēmptor, buyer.]
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