caveat

[[t]kæ̱viæt, AM ke͟ɪv-[/t]]
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A caveat is a warning of a specific limitation of something such as information or an agreement. [FORMAL]

With the caveat that almost every figure in this survey is suspect, it can at least be said that the world travel and tourism industry is huge...

There was one caveat: he was not to enter into a merger or otherwise dilute the Roche family's control of the firm.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • caveat — ca·ve·at / ka vē ˌät, ˌat; kä vē ˌät, kā vē ˌat/ n [Latin, may he/she beware] 1 a: a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices b: an explanation to prevent a misinterpretation 2: a notice to a court or judicial officer to suspend a… …   Law dictionary

  • Caveat — Caveat, the third person singular present subjunctive of the Latin cavere , means warning (or more literally, let him beware ); it can be shorthand for Latin phrases such as: * Caveat lector , let the reader beware * Caveat emptor , let the buyer …   Wikipedia

  • Caveat — Ca ve*at, n. [L. caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one s guard to, beware.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caveat — cav‧e‧at [ˈkæviæt, ˈkeɪ ] noun [countable] formal a warning that you need to be careful about something, especially about a choice or decision that you are thinking of making: • The company gives a caveat at the end of the advertisement, listing… …   Financial and business terms

  • caveat — is pronounced kav i at, and means ‘a warning or reservation’: • Any discussion of legal action must be preceded by a caveat on costs M. Binney et al., 1991 • Bearing in mind some caveats below, it is possible to predict the relative difficulty of …   Modern English usage

  • Caveat — emptor Caveat emptor est une expression latine signifiant « que l acheteur soit vigilant ». Dans certaines juridictions, l acheteur n avait aucune garantie sur la qualité des produits. Aujourd hui, les lois de plusieurs pays exigent que …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cavĕat — (lat., »er hüte sich«), Bezeichnung für eine gerichtliche Verwarnung; Klausel, die im Patentrecht einzelner Länder den Vorbehalt einer künftigen Verbesserung gestattet …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Caveat — Cavĕat (lat., »er hüte sich«), gerichtliche Verwarnungsformel, bes. Klausel bei Patenten, die dem Patentinhaber eine künftige Verbesserung vorbehält. Caveant consules etc., bisweilen irrtümlich zitiert für Videant consules etc. (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • caveat — A formal warning. Beware! (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • caveat — 1540s, from Latin, lit. let him beware, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of cavere to beware, take heed, watch, guard against, from PIE root *skeue to pay attention, perceive (Cf. Skt. kavih wise, sage, seer, poet; Lith. kavoti tend,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • caveat — [n] warning admonition, alarm, caution, commonition, forewarning, monition, sign; concepts 78,274 …   New thesaurus

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