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CAVEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caveat mean? 

CAVEAT (noun)
  The noun CAVEAT has 2 senses:

1. a warning against certain acts
2. (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing

  Familiarity information: CAVEAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAVEAT (noun)


Sense 1caveat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A warning against certain acts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

caveat; caution

Context example:

a caveat against unfair practices

Hypernyms ("caveat" is a kind of...):

warning (a message informing of danger)


Sense 2caveat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a caveat filed against the probate of a will

Hypernyms ("caveat" is a kind of...):

notice (an announcement containing information about a future event)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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