Meaning of “caveat emptor” in the English Dictionary

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"caveat emptor" in Business English

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caveat emptornoun [ U ]

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the principle that it is the buyer's responsibility, not the seller's, to find out if there is anything wrong with what they are being sold:

Private sales of houses are subject to the doctrine of caveat emptor.

(Definition of “caveat emptor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)