(noun, verb)


1. a warning against certain acts

- a caveat against unfair practices

Similar word(s): caution

Definition categories: communication, warning

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

- a caveat filed against the probate of a will

Definition categories: communication, notice

Sentences with caveat as a noun:

- He gave his daughter some hyacinth bulbs with the caveat that she plant them in the shade.


1. To qualify a particular statement with a proviso or caveat

2. (law) To lodge a formal notice of interest in land, under a Torrens land-title system

3. (law, dated) To issue a notice requesting that proceedings be suspended

4. (obsolete) To warn or caution against some event