emptor emptor  /ˈɛmp tər/


  • (n) a person who buys



  1. But caveat emptor: PTI's Thompson says the jets are probably the same 200 older models that the Pentagon has failed to unload on the Philippines, Morocco and Venezuela.
  2. In such cases the old rule of caveat emptor especially prevails.
  3. Of course, there are also plenty of cleverly forged fakes so, as in most Asian antiquities markets, caveat emptor.



  1. "I always say about any product or service, one of the staples I learned growing up is 'caveat emptor' - 'buyer beware,'" Hayworth said. "I think that is a given in any commercial endeavor. I would certainly hope in this one."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: JD Hayworth Source: CNN Political Ticker (blog)

  2. "The guiding principle must be caveat emptor (buyer beware),"" Dodge told a business group in London England.
    on Sep 16, 2005 By: David Dodge Source: 940 News

  3. "What we're trying to do, in terms of financial products, we're trying to end the concept of caveat emptor, 'buyer beware,'" Delahunt said. "This watchdog would be (created) to ensure that the financial products that are issued are safe."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: William Delahunt Source: The Patriot Ledger

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