Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “caveat emptor”

See all translations

caveat emptor

noun [U]
 
 
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)
What is the pronunciation of caveat emptor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “caveat emptor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More