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ca·ve·at  audio  (kv-t, kv-, käv-ät) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A warning or caution: "A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want" (Savvy).
    2. A qualification or explanation.
  1. Law A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard.
VERB:
ca·ve·at·ed or ca·ve·at·ted, ca·ve·at·ing or ca·ve·at·ting, ca·ve·ats
VERB:
intr.
Law
To enter a caveat.
VERB:
tr.
Informal
To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavre, to beware


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