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Definition: Caveat

What is the dictionary definition of Caveat?

Dictionary Definition

n. (kah-vee-ott) from Latin caveat for “let him beware.”

  1. a warning or caution.
  2. a popular term used by lawyers to point out that there may be a hidden problem or defect. In effect, “I just want to warn you that?.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Caveat. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. November 25, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Caveat. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: November 25, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Caveat. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Caveat are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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