Definition of emptor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛmptə/


A person who makes a purchase; a buyer: the gullible emptor had it coming for a long time
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  • Today, I think that a phrase that better describes the current state of affairs might be business emptor - let the business beware.
  • It can be a consumer guide to the virtues and defects of the product so that the emptor is adequately caveated.
  • To sell a book to a publisher, you need three things: a hook, a line, and an emptor.


Late 19th century: Latin, from emere 'to buy'.

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