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caveat

Law a formal notice requesting the court or officer to refrain from taking some specified action without giving prior notice to the person lodging the caveat
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Most caveats are declared but even these pose challenges for commanders.
While each case is decided on its particular circumstances, caveat emptor does not not apply where a vendor knows of the presence of a latent defect connected with the land and fails to tell the purchaser of this prior to completion of the sale.
In a common idiom, military caveats are clearly a "lemon;" but if those nations that insist upon them will provide significant leadership, resources, and engagement in the non-military part of the Afghanistan campaign, there can still be "lemonade," even if, for the allies that are suffering casualties, it is sour indeed.
260(f) provides: "After the filing of a caveat by an interested person other than a creditor, the court shall not admit a will of the decedent to probate or appoint a personal representative without service of formal notice on the caveator or the caveator's designated agent.
The CIA report was passed on through the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy offices with the caveat that the report, in the words of one policy analyst, "should be read for content only--and the CIA's interpretation ought to be ignored.
We cross the line, however, when we pitch constructed wetlands without mentioning the caveat that these surrogate ecologic features are intended to become contaminated (per heavy metal sinks, for example) and that this will impair other uses for these facilities, including use as habitat for species that rely on wetlands and cannot discern the real from the fake.
A second practical caveat concerns the potentially wide variability in the detail, and indeed the quality, of information that is available through this process.
That caveat aside--and it is a caveat that reflects only the current state of research--Siraisi has produced a remarkable book, one that is extraordinary for its richness and its range as well as its readability.
Caveat emptor is well and good, but it's only half the story.
The caveat is that explosive strength training can be risky.
Alpert, citing precedent, said "New York adheres to the doc trine of caveat emptor and imposes no duty upon the vendor to disclose, any information concerning the premises, unless there is some conduct on the part of the seller which constitutes 'active concealment.