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 .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Between caveat emptor (buyer beware) and caveat venditor (seller beware) is some happy equilibrium, and it is in the search for this balance that more debates must be conducted.
But in the case of the deals that the Philippines and China will seal this week, a more appropriate admonition would be 'caveat venditor,' let the seller beware.
The Act is the reflection of the emergence of the concept ' caveat venditor' (Latin word means 'let the seller beware') in contrast to the widely known ' caveat emptor' (let the buyer beware).