Definition of caveat emptor in English:

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caveat emptor

Pronunciation: /ˌkavēˌät ˈem(p)ˌtôr/


The principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
Example sentences
  • So caveat emptor, and - that said - let me try once more to sell you my wares.


Early 16th century: Latin, literally 'let the buyer beware'.

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Syllabification: ca·ve·at emp·tor

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