- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||a warning or caution, esp. with regard to the limits or stipulations of an agreement.
They agreed to meet weekly with the caveat that either could cancel in case of severe weather.
- admonition, caution, monition, warning
- similar words:
- alert, caveat emptor
||a qualification or explanation given to prevent misunderstanding of what is being said.
The caveat explained that the pronoun "he" used throughout this older document was to be understood as meaning either a male or a female.
||in law, a formal request to suspend proceedings until the filer of the notice has had a hearing.