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ca·ve·at

 (kăv′ē-ät′, kä′vē-, kā′vē-ăt′)
n.
1.
a. A warning or caution: made a recommendation with many caveats.
b. A qualification or explanation.
2. Law A formal notice filed by an interested party requesting postponement of a court proceeding or other action until the filer can be heard.
v. ca·ve·at·ed, ca·ve·at·ing, ca·ve·ats or ca·ve·at·ted or ca·ve·at·ting
v.intr. Law
To submit a caveat.
v.tr.
1. Law To make a caveat to (a will, for example).
2. Informal To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.

[From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware.]

cav′e·a·tor n.

caveat

(ˈkeɪvɪˌæt; ˈkæv-)
n
1. (Law) law a formal notice requesting the court or officer to refrain from taking some specified action without giving prior notice to the person lodging the caveat
2. a warning; caution
[C16: from Latin, literally: let him beware]

ca•ve•at

(ˈkæv iˌɑt, -ˌæt, ˈkɑ vi-, keɪ-)

n.
1. a warning or caution; admonition.
2. a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing.
[< Latin: may (he, she) beware]

caveat

A designator used with a classification to further limit the dissemination of restricted information.

caveat

a legal notice to beware; a notice placed on file until the caveator can be heard. — caveator, n. — caveatee, n.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caveat - a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair practices"
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
2.caveat - (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing; "a caveat filed against the probate of a will"
notice - an announcement containing information about an event; "you didn't give me enough notice"; "an obituary notice"; "a notice of sale
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

caveat

noun warning, caution, admonition, qualification, proviso, reservation, condition He added the caveat that all the figures in the survey were suspect.

caveat

noun
Advice to beware, as of a person or thing:
Translations
advarsel
varoitus
varning

caveat

[ˈkævɪæt] Nadvertencia f (Jur) → advertencia f de suspensión
to enter a caveathacer una advertencia

caveat

[ˈkæviæt ˈkeɪviæt] nmise f en gardecave dweller nhomme m des cavernes, troglodyte mcave-in [ˈkeɪvɪn] n [roof] → effondrement m

caveat

nVorbehalt m; to enter a caveat (Jur) → Einspruch einlegen

caveat

[ˈkævɪˌæt] nammonimento, avvertimento
References in classic literature ?
Like all others who were in quest of a better telegraph instrument, Gray had glimmerings of the possibility of sending speech by wire, and by one of the strangest of coincidences he filed a caveat on the subject on the SAME DAY that Bell filed the application for a patent.
There was a vast difference between Gray's caveat and Bell's application.
Even Gray himself, as he admitted in court, failed when he tried to make a telephone on the lines laid down in his caveat. The final word on the whole matter was recently spoken by George C.
'Well,' said the cobbler, 'when I was going to take out a probate of the will, the nieces and nevys, who was desperately disappointed at not getting all the money, enters a caveat against it.'
'But,' continued the cobbler, 'finding that they couldn't agree among themselves, and consequently couldn't get up a case against the will, they withdrew the caveat, and I paid all the legacies.
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In the caveat, the witness has demanded that if Sajjan Kumar challenges the life imprisonment awarded by Delhi High Court, then the Supreme Court should also hear the victims before taking a final decision.
The master's caveat sighted by Malay Mail accused Asiah of defaming him and his firm on Facebook by wrongly portraying him as a 'racist and narrow-minded Muslim', among other allegations.
If such a unit for which no title deed is issued is to be mortgaged, the customer's lender will register its interest (as mortgagor) by filing a caveat form and paying the applicable fees to the Registrar.
OTC Markets Group identifies securities with a caveat emptor symbol to inform investors that there may be reason to exercise additional care and perform thorough due diligence in making investment decisions for a particular security.
Sounds like a good argument, but not good enough for Caveat Viator, director Jamie Wyatt telling me that Emma can whistle for her money.