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
Origin: [L. caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one's guard to, beware.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kā′ve-at, n. a notice or warning: a formal warning, entered in the books of a court or public office, that no step shall be taken in a particular matter without notice to the person lodging the caveat, so that he may appear and object. [L., 'let him take care'—cavēre, to take care.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A designator used with a classification to further limit the dissemination of restricted information.
The numerical value of Caveat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Caveat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nobody is a 100% sure, if you read carefully, there will always be a bit of a wiggle room caveat.
I don't want to pour cold water on what might be a valid new source of funding, but from the investor's point of view I would say a very strong caveat emptor (buyer beware).
Ultimately it’s his call, there will be a great deal of consistency between the platform and President-elect Trump’s policies – that is, with the caveat that every decision is the president’s decision.
The right women, i want to caveat that. And again, I don't mean to be mean or catty but ... I know a lot of women in power positions that don't help other women but there are a lot of women in power positions that do.
The one caveat in this is that every state dollar spent on able-bodied adults in a Medicaid program is one less dollar that can be spent on other programs. This is essentially eating up tons of funds at the state level.
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- upozornění, varováníCzech
- Vorbehalt, Einspruch, Warnung, Widerspruch, Ausnahme, PatentanmeldungGerman
- condición, reserva, aviso, advertenciaSpanish
- figyelmeztetés, óvás, intésHungarian
- uitzondering, waarschuwing, voorbehoudDutch
- qualificação, isenção, notificação, avisoPortuguese
- пояснение, разъяснение, толкование, предупреждение, предостережение, [[ходатайство]] [[о]] [[приостановка, предуведомление, уточнениеRussian
- varning, brasklapp, förbehållSwedish
- ikaz, kısıtlama, askı başvurusu, şerh, uyarı, kayıtTurkish
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