[ US /ˈkeɪviˌæt/ ]
[ UK /kˈævɪˌæt/ ]
  1. (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
  2. a warning against certain acts
    a caveat against unfair practices
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How To Use caveat In A Sentence

  • But here's the caveat: Not all books written by newspaper reporters should be reviewed.
  • With this caveat, he endorsed the Fifth Army proposal for resuming the offensive on the Right Bank.
  • He had only been given a later assurance of legality, which contained none of the caveats.
  • With the caveat that I'd have absolutely no chance of knowing much about the American avifauna, my guess would be a turnstone Arenaria sp. What is this bird?
  • Following the deep-strength caveat of careful progression, begin with unweighted, standard squats.
  • That comes with a caveat - the figures denote only reported crimes - but it does suggest that these things need to be placed into context. Times, Sunday Times
  • ELLIS HIXOM, with charge to meet him at such a river though the Master knew well the Captain's toothpike: yet by reason of his admonition and caveat [warning] given him at parting, he (though he bewrayed no sign of distrusting the Cimaroon) yet stood as amazed, lest something had befallen our Captain otherwise than well. Sir Francis Drake Revived
  • Caveat: For patients older than 75, carotid endarterectomy didn't significantly reduce stroke risk. Why You Forget Birthdays
  • The caveat emptor doctrine has been mitigated by the implied terms as to quality.
  • I enter a caveat against male friendships, which are only fit for ladies of the _salamandrine_ order. The History of Emily Montague
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