caveat caveat  /ˈkeɪ vi ˌæt/


  1. (n) a warning against certain acts
  2. (n) (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing


  1. But until then, we need to add a caveat to everything we hear and see coming out of Tehran.
  2. Ekman's lessons come with one large caveat: even the best liar catchers cannot be right 100% of the time.
  3. A caveat: Your blog's URL will end in blogspot.


  1. From Our Homepage

    The second day of summer today will be just as nice as the first -- with the same caveat: air quality will be less than stellar. Otherwise, the National Weather Service says skies will be sunny today as the temperature rises to a daytime high of about 80 degrees.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Westport News

  2. Kathleen Sebelius’s Thankless, Anonymous, and Partly Failed Effort to Insure More Poor People

    The Supreme Court surprised everyone last year when it upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, and the law’s authors and supporters rejoiced. But in a crucial caveat, the Court ruled that one of “Obamacare’s” cornerstones, the expansion of state Medicaid programs, could not be mandatory. Suddenly, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got a big promotion. She wouldn’t just be ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Apple Holds CEO Accountable for Stock

    Apple added a caveat to CEO Tim Cook's stock award: They're tying it to the performance of the stock.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "We believe it is important to stay the course for now, but with an important caveat," Mr. Harper wrote in a university publication to be released later today, according to The Canadian Press. "Recent events are highlighting the real risks to...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "What is needed is a calibrated attempt at fiscal consolidation rather than later a one- size-fits-all sort of action. I think the caveat is that this must be done on a growth-friendly manner," India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Al-Ahram Weekly

  3. According to CNN, he said in an online broadcast last month that "one of the staples I learned growing up is 'caveat emptor' -- buyer beware. I think that is a given in any commercial endeavor. I would certainly hope in this one."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: JD Hayworth Source: Politics Daily (blog)

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