AskDefine | Define caveat

Dictionary Definition



1 a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair practices" [syn: caution]
2 (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"

User Contributed Dictionary



From the verb form caveat caveo.


Related terms


a warning
a qualification or exemption
a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceedings

Extensive Definition

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 may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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