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.)

  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.

    Category: Law

Origin of caveat:

< L: may (he, she) beware

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, caveat(noun)

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

  2. caveat(noun)

    (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"


  1. caveat(Noun)

    a warning

  2. caveat(Noun)

    a qualification or exception

    He gave his daughter some hyacinth bulbs with the caveat that she plant them in the shade.

  3. caveat(Noun)

    a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding

  4. caveat(Noun)

    a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system

  5. caveat(Verb)

    To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat

  6. caveat(Verb)

    To lodge a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system

  7. caveat(Verb)

    To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended

  8. caveat(Verb)

    To warn or caution against some event

  9. Origin: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caveat(noun)

    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

  2. Caveat(noun)

    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

  3. Caveat(noun)

    intimation of caution; warning; protest

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. caveat

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

Anagrams of Caveat

  1. vacate


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