What does Caveat mean?

Definitions for Caveatˈkæv iˌɑt, -ˌæt, ˈkɑ vi-, keɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Caveat.

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

  4. Origin: [L. caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one's guard to, beware.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caveat

    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

  1. caveat

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caveat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caveat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barun Mathema:

    Nobody is a 100% sure, if you read carefully, there will always be a bit of a wiggle room caveat.

  2. Christopher Ross:

    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).

  3. Kris Kobach:

    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.

  4. Sophia Nelson:

    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.

  5. The FGA:

    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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Translations for Caveat

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • upozornění, varováníCzech
  • advarselDanish
  • Vorbehalt, Einspruch, Warnung, Widerspruch, Ausnahme, PatentanmeldungGerman
  • condición, reserva, aviso, advertenciaSpanish
  • varoitusFinnish
  • avertissementFrench
  • אזהרהHebrew
  • figyelmeztetés, óvás, intésHungarian
  • avviso, avvertimentoItalian
  • uitzondering, waarschuwing, voorbehoudDutch
  • zastrzeżeniePolish
  • qualificação, isenção, notificação, avisoPortuguese
  • пояснение, разъяснение, толкование, предупреждение, предостережение, [[ходатайство]] [[о]] [[приостановка, предуведомление, уточнениеRussian
  • upozorenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • opozoriloSlovene
  • varning, brasklapp, förbehållSwedish
  • ikaz, kısıtlama, askı başvurusu, şerh, uyarı, kayıtTurkish
  • 警告Chinese

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