Definitions for Caveatˈkæv iˌɑt, -ˌæt, ˈkɑ vi-, keɪ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ca•ve•atˈkæv iˌɑt, -ˌæt, ˈkɑ vi-, keɪ-(n.)
a warning or caution; admonition.
a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing.
Origin of caveat:
< L: may (he, she) beware
a warning against certain acts
"a caveat against unfair practices"
(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"
a qualification or exception
He gave his daughter some hyacinth bulbs with the caveat that she plant them in the shade.
a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding
a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system
To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat
To lodge a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system
To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended
To warn or caution against some event
Origin: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.
a notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc
a description of some invention, designed to be patented, lodged in the patent office before the patent right is applied for, and operating as a bar to the issue of letters patent to any other person, respecting the same invention
intimation of caution; warning; protest
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A designator used with a classification to further limit the dissemination of restricted information.
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