caveat emptor

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caveat emp·tor

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.]
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caveat emptor

(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]
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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]
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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
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caveat emptor

n (Jur) → Ausschluss mder Gewährleistung
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The historic concept of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) permitted a seller to shift the obligation to the buyer in a real estate transaction.
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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).
First, let me say right up front that, in general, I'm a firm believer in the legal principle of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware).
One of the golden rules of this aspect of the law is exemplified in the famous Latin motto, caveat emptor -- which means 'let the buyer beware'.

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