A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.
- A warning or caution: "A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want” ( Savvy).
- A qualification or explanation.
- Law A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard.
- Law To enter a caveat.
- Informal To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.