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caveat

noun

  1. (warning)  a warning against certain acts
    Synonyms: caution. Type of: warning
  2. (law)  a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
    Topic: law. Type of: notice

Etymology summary

Latin, literally "let him beware", 3rd person singular present subjunctive of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

caveat | caution [synonym, sense-specific]

[law] a formal notice requesting the court or officer to refrain from ... | a warning; caution (16 of 483 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/caveat

Wiktionary:

caveat | caveats [plural] | caveated [past tense] | caveating [present participle]

a warning | a qualification or exception | [law] a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding | [law] a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system | To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat |... (39 of 272 words, 8 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/caveat

Merriam-Webster:

caveat

a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices ; an explanation to ... | a legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until ... (26 of 237 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/caveat

American Heritage Dictionary:

caveat | caveated [past tense] | caveatted [past tense] | caveating [present participle] | caveatting [present participle] | caveats [3rd-person singular present]

A warning or caution | A qualification or explanation. | [law] A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the ... (24 of 112 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/caveat

Wikipedia:

Caveat [disambiguation]

may refer to Latin phrases: Caveat lector ("let the reader beware") | Caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware") | Caveat venditor ("let the seller beware") | Other: CAVEAT, a Canadian lobby group | Caveat, an album by Nuclear Death | Caveat (horse) (fl. ... (38 of 106 words, 8 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

caveat

a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations | [law] : a notice, especially in a probate, that certain actions may not be ... (24 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/caveat

Macmillan British Dictionary:

caveat [countable, formal] | caveats [plural]

a warning of the limits of a particular agreement or statement (11 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/caveat

New World Dictionary:

caveat

[law] a formal notice that an interested party files with the proper legal ... | a warning (16 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/caveat

Random House Dictionary:

caveat

a warning or caution; admonition. | [law] a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a certain proceeding until the notifier is given a ... (26 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/caveat

Cambridge Dictionary:

caveat [formal]

a warning to consider something before acting further, or a statement which limits a more general statement; a proviso (19 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/caveat

Encarta Dictionary:

caveat | caveats [plural]

something said as a warning, caution, or qualification | an official request to a court not to proceed with a case without notice to the person making ... (26 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595599​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

caveat

First use: 1540s

Origin: Latin, literally "let him beware", 3rd person singular present subjunctive of cavere "to beware, take heed, watch, guard against", from ... (21 of 104 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=caveat

New World Dictionary:

caveat

Origin: Latin, let him beware; 3rd person singular, present subjunctive, of cavere, to beware, take heed: see "hear"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/caveat

Wiktionary:

caveat | caveats [plural] | caveated [past tense] | caveating [present participle]

Origin: the Latin verb form caveat ("he may beware of"), from caveō ("I beware of").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/caveat

American Heritage Dictionary:

caveat | caveated [past tense] | caveatted [past tense] | caveating [present participle] | caveatting [present participle] | caveats [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Latin, let him beware, third person singular present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/caveat

Oxford Dictionary:

caveat

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Latin, literally "let a person beware"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/caveat

Collins Dictionary:

caveat

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin, literally: let him beware

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/caveat

Merriam-Webster:

caveat

First use: 1533

Origin: Latin, let him beware, from cavēre

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/caveat

Encarta Dictionary:

caveat | caveats [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Latin, "let him or her beware" from cavere "to heed"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595599​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

caveat | caveats [plural] | caveated [past tense] | caveating [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "caveat"

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Collins Dictionary:

caveat

Audio: British English pronunciation of "caveat"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

caveat [countable, formal] | caveats [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "caveat"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

caveat [countable, formal] | caveats [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "caveat"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

caveat [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "caveat"

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the Free Dictionary:

caveat

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Google Dictionary:

caveat | caveats [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "caveat"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

caveat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "caveat"

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YourDictionary Audio:

caveat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "caveat" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

caveat

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