Definition of caveat emptor in English:

caveat emptor


  • The principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

    ‘caveat emptor still applies when you are buying your house’
    • ‘So caveat emptor, and - that said - let me try once more to sell you my wares.’


Latin, ‘let the buyer beware’.


caveat emptor

/ˌkavɪat ˈɛmptɔː/