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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.
The anti-corruption commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations are on the spot for "frustrating" private developers through the placement of caveats on land suspected to have been acquired irregularly.The investors, according to cases filed in court, are protesting delayed completion of investigations into the properties.
The process requires the Government to seek from Parliament permission to hold a referendum and discuss caveats such as a threshold popular vote, perhaps 55 per cent and a turn-out figure of at least 75 per cent, because Government's and Parliament's first duty of care is to keep the country united.
R ATAN Tata on Tuesday appeared to be bracing for a legal battle with Cyrus Mistry as the Tata Group filed caveats in the Supreme Court, Bombay High Court and the National Company Law Tribunal to prevent him from getting any ex- parte relief on his removal from the chairman's post.
(3) These restrictions, also known as caveats, cover a broad range of areas including rules of engagement and types of operations.
Hebron: Israeli-occupation authorities issued demolition caveats to 27 Palestinian households in Zanouta village south of Hebron city meanwhile Israeli settlers set afire three Palestinian automobiles in Sa'eer Township north of Hebron.
20 (ANI): US Senator John Kerry has said that the caveats associated with the Kerry-Lugar Bill were to ensure that Pakistan didn't spend the aid money on arming to "fight wars with India."