- The definition of a caveat is a warning.
An example of caveat is a police officer telling someone to stop or they'll shoot.
caveat definition by Webster's New World
- Law a formal notice that an interested party files with the proper legal authorities, directing them to refrain from an action until the party can be heard
- a warning
Origin: Classical Latin let him beware; 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense subject, subjective , of cavere, to beware, take heed: see hear
caveat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A warning or caution: “A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want” (Savvy).b. A qualification or explanation.
- Law A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard.
Origin: From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware.
caveat - Legal Definition
- Let him or her beware.
- An admonition, caution, or warning.
- A formal notice or warning given by a party to a judge or other court officer concerning his or her behavior and requesting a suspension of the proceeding until the merits of the notice or warning are determined.
- A formal notice to a court or public official that the notifier has an interest in a matter or property and requests the suspension of some procedure or proceeding concerning the matter or property until the notifier is given a hearing.