emptor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emptor a person who buys
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emptor In law, a buyer. Its most frequent use is in the maxim caveat emptor, ‘let the buyer take heed’—that is, a purchaser of property without warranty takes it at his own risk.
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Usage

In literature:

Quiet Emptores, statute of, 29.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
The statute "Quia Emptores," for instance, was passed in it before the knights who had been summoned could attend.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Caveat emptor, xi, 11.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Behind that legal Latin maxim, "Caveat emptor," the merchant stood for centuries, safely entrenched.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
At any rate, caveat emptor!
"Problems of Expansion" by Whitelaw Reid
It's a clear case of 'Caveat emptor.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
They would have to push on still further westward if they wished to find good land ready for the pre-emptor.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
MARTIN BEASER, one of the pre-emptors of the site of Ashland, was born in Erie county, New York, Oct. 22, 1822.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
We may expect bidders for that country and 'caveat emptor' say I.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
When he comes home, he's a harmless settlement loafer, or an industrious pre-emptor.
"By Right of Purchase" by Harold Bindloss
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In news:

Caveat emptor on trade with China.
Caveat emptor' is no way to practice law.
Caveat emptor makes buyers vulnerable.
ILLEGAL ALIENS LEARN ' CAVEAT EMPTOR'.
ILLEGAL ALIENS LEARN ' CAVEAT EMPTOR '.
Caveat emptor on trade with China.
Caveat emptor ' is no way to practice law.
ILLEGAL ALIENS LEARN 'CAVEAT EMPTOR '.
Caveat emptor, perhaps the sign at the Garden should have read.
Once again, Hollywood pretends to remain ignorant of the ancient maxim caveat emptor.
Based on our experience, I would have also included the advice caveat emptor.
Caveat emptor, "let the buyer beware," should be the mantra for any investor.
Caveat emptor means never having to say you're sorry.
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In science:

The I -band light curves of Type Ia supernovae can be quite heterogeneous because of the secondary maximum and this can affect the value of ∆tI SN so caveat emptor.
A Light Echo from Type Ia Supernova 1995E?
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