Definition of Caveat

1. Noun. A warning against certain acts. "A caveat against unfair practices"

Exact synonyms: Caution
Generic synonyms: Warning
Derivative terms: Caution, Cautionary



2. 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"
Generic synonyms: Notice
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Caveat

1. n. 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.

Definition of Caveat

1. Noun. a warning ¹

2. Noun. a qualification or exception ¹

3. Noun. (legal) a notice requesting a postponement of a court proceeding ¹

4. Noun. (legal) a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system ¹

5. Verb. To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat ¹

6. Verb. (legal) To lodge a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system ¹

7. Verb. (legal dated) To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended ¹

8. Verb. (obsolete) To warn or caution against some event ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caveat

1. to enter a type of legal notice [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Caveat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Laws of Business for All the States and Territories of the Union and the by Theophilus Parsons (1909)
"No caveat can be filed in the secret archives of the office unless accompanied by an oath of the caveator that he is a citizen of the United States, ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn (1842)
"And a caveat is of such validity by the canon law, that if an institution, administration, or the like, be granted pending such caveat, the same is void (b) ..."

3. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"I HAVE incidentally mentioned the caveat in the preceding chapter, but a more detailed account of this important step in bringing the invention into the ..."

4. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"I HAVE incidentally mentioned the caveat in the preceding chapter, but a more detailed account of this important step in bringing the invention into the ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"When the electrical examiner took up Bell's Application for examination in February, he found that the caveat of Gray had been filed on the same day. ..."

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