a warning or caution The copyright holder granted permission for us to show the film, but with the caveat that it could not be shown more than once a month.
legal notice to a court or authority to suspend a proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing A caveat against a marriage must be filed in due time with the Marriage Registry.
- The deal generally looks fine, with one caveat.
- The director was invited to add a caveat to his proposal.
- A caveat was included in the court's decision.
- The decision was accompanied by a caveat.
- Any person may enter a caveat against the issue of a certificate.
- She lodged a caveat with the Sheriff's office requesting that she be given notice of any measures taken.
- From the Latin, meaning let him or her beware from the more common phrase caveat emptor, let the buyer beware.
- A caveator is the person who gives the notice described in definition 2 above.