caveat emptor

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caveat emp·tor

 (ĕmp′tôr′)
n.
The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.

[From Latin caveat ēmptor, let the buyer beware : caveat, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware + ēmptor, buyer.]

caveat emptor

(ˈɛmptɔː)
n
(Law) the principle that the buyer must bear the risk for the quality of goods purchased unless they are covered by the seller's warranty
[Latin: let the buyer beware]

ca′veat emp′tor

(ˈɛmp tɔr)
let the buyer beware: the principle that the seller of a product cannot be held responsible for its quality unless it is guaranteed in a warranty.
[1515–25; < Latin]

caveat emptor

A Latin phrase meaning let the buyer beware, used to mean the idea that a buyer must not assume that the quality of a purchase is guaranteed .
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Noun1.caveat emptor - a commercial principle that without a warranty the buyer takes upon himself the risk of quality
precept, principle - rule of personal conduct
Translations

caveat emptor

n (Jur) → Ausschluss mder Gewährleistung
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