caveat emptor

[kav-ee-aht emp-tawr, -at, kah-vee-, key-; Latin kah-we-aht emp-tohr]
noun
let the buyer beware: the principle that the seller of a product cannot be held responsible for its quality unless it is guaranteed in a warranty.

Origin:
1515–25; < Latin

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caveat emptor (ˈɛmptɔː)
 
n
the principle that the buyer must bear the risk for the quality of goods purchased unless they are covered by the seller's warranty
 
[Latin: let the buyer beware]

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caveat emptor
1523, "let the buyer beware; see caveat.
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Caveat emptor [(kav-ee-aht, kah-vee-aht emp-tawr)]

Latin for “Let the buyer beware.” It means that a customer should be cautious and alert to the possibility of being cheated: “Caveat emptor is the first rule of buying a used car.”

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caveat emptor

(Latin: "let the buyer beware"), in the law of commercial transactions, principle that the buyer purchases at his own risk in the absence of an express warranty in the contract

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Example sentences
Yes, caveat emptor applies, ie there is an onus on the buyer to understand what
  they are doing with their data.
Caveat emptor is prudent counsel for a buyer, not a moral guideline for a
  seller.
But it's still caveat emptor when it comes to calculating optional fees for
  baggage and other services.
Caveat emptor: it is the physics departments that teach the engineering majors.
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