caveat [KAY-vee-at, KAV-ee-; KAH-vee-aht]
- a warning or caution; admonition.
- Law. a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a certain proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing: a caveat filed against the probate of a will.
Caveat comes from the Latin caveat, “let him beware,” from cavere, “to beware.”