Definition of caveat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæviæt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæviæt//
(formal, from Latin)
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a warning that particular things need to be considered before something can be done Any discussion of legal action must be preceded by a caveat on costs. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘let a person beware’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caveat

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