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.]

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]

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

caveat emptor

n (Jur) → Ausschluss mder Gewährleistung
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Like in any business, whether it's the stock market or auto mobiles, you surround yourself with people you trust and always heed the maxim 'caveat emptor' - let the buyer beware.
Which basically invokes caveat emptor: let the buyer beware.
Caveat Emptor" comes into play - let the buyer beware.
It would be hard to find a clearer case of let the buyer beware.
Paul Rice, managing director of Belvoir in Cheapside, Liverpool, says: "Because investment in buy-to-let is unregulated in the UK, the Latin phrase caveat emptor - let the buyer beware - is a very clear warning to anyone wanting to explore the current wave of popularity in BTL investment.
In fact, in this instance they didn't even get what they paid for), and second, "caveat emptor" -- let the buyer beware.
Caveat Emptor" Let the buyer beware - no bogus university will say that it is bogus , it is up to the buyer to do a bit of homework before making the purchase.

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