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caveat emptornoun [U]

uk   us   LAW
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)
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