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


caveat emptor

BrE BrE//ˌkæviæt ˈemptɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkæviæt ˈemptɔːr//
(from Latin)
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the principle that a person who buys something is responsible for finding any faults in the thing they buy The sale is subject to the caveat emptor principle. Word OriginLatin, ‘let the buyer beware’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caveat emptor