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caveat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caveat  \Ca"ve*at\,  n.  [L.  caved  let  him  beware,  pres.  subj.  of 
  cavere  to  be  on  one's  guard  to  beware.] 
  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  caveat  entered  in  a  probate  court  to 
  stop  the  proving  of  a  will  or  the  taking  out  of  letters  of 
  administration,  etc  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  (U.  S.  Patent  Laws)  A  description  of  some  invention, 
  designed  to  be  patented,  lodged  in  the  patent  office 
  before  the  patent  right  is  applied  for  and  operating  as  a 
  bar  to  the  issue  of  letters  patent  to  any  other  person, 
  respecting  the  same  invention. 
 
  Note:  A  caveat  is  operative  for  one  year  only,  but  may  be 
  renewed. 
 
  3.  Intimation  of  caution;  warning;  protest. 
 
  We  think  it  right  to  enter  our  caveat  against  a 
  conclusion.  --Jeffrey. 
 
  {Caveat  emptor}  [L.]  (Law),  let  the  purchaser  beware,  i.  e., 
  let  him  examine  the  article  he  is  buying,  and  act  on  his 
  own  judgment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caveat 
  n  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" 




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