What does caveat mean?

Definitions for caveat
ˈkæv iˌɑt, -ˌæt, ˈkɑ vi-, keɪ-caveat

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, caveatnoun

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

  2. caveatnoun

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. caveatnoun

    a warning

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  2. caveatnoun

    a qualification or exception

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

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  3. caveatnoun

    a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  4. caveatnoun

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

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  5. caveatverb

    To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  6. caveatverb

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

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  7. caveatverb

    To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

  8. caveatverb

    To warn or caution against some event

    Etymology: From the verb form caveat, from caveo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caveatnoun

    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

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

  2. Caveatnoun

    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

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

  3. Caveatnoun

    intimation of caution; warning; protest

    Etymology: [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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of caveat in a Sentence

  1. Roger Noriega:

    One caveat is we should not equate the collapse of the [Venezuelan] economy with the collapse of the regime.

  2. 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.

  3. Joshua Barrett:

    When you look out your front door and you see three bars and a sign that says ‘ Live Bait ’ and you look at your neighbors houses an they’re just not the same quality of home that you’re buying or you’re renovating I think caveat emptor ; I think it’s buyer beware, i ’m a little disappointed in that. I think it’s not fair.

  4. Barun Mathema:

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

  5. Jose Ruba:

    The government is claiming this will not affect private conversations between a child and her parents, for example, but no such exemption exists in the law, the only exemption they have is this caveat that says as long as you're not trying to favor one sexual orientation over another, you're still allowed to have counseling and conversation. The problem is, what does that mean?

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  • مذكرة قانونيةArabic
  • varování, upozorněníCzech
  • advarselDanish
  • Ausnahme, Widerspruch, Vorbehalt, Patentanmeldung, Einspruch, WarnungGerman
  • reserva, aviso, advertencia, condiciónSpanish
  • varoitusFinnish
  • avertissementFrench
  • אזהרהHebrew
  • intés, figyelmeztetés, óvásHungarian
  • avvertimento, avvisoItalian
  • waarschuwing, uitzondering, voorbehoudDutch
  • zastrzeżeniePolish
  • notificação, aviso, isenção, qualificaçãoPortuguese
  • пояснение, уточнение, предуведомление, [[ходатайство]] [[о]] [[приостановка, предостережение, разъяснение, предупреждение, толкованиеRussian
  • upozorenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • opozoriloSlovene
  • varning, förbehåll, brasklappSwedish
  • kayıt, uyarı, şerh, askı başvurusu, kısıtlama, ikazTurkish
  • báo trướcVietnamese
  • 警告Chinese

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. preponderance
    • B. auspices
    • C. scalawag
    • D. profaneness

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