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[emp-ter, -tawr] /ˈɛmp tər, -tɔr/
(especially in legal usage) a person who purchases or contracts to purchase; buyer.
Origin of emptor
1870-75; < Latin: buyer, equivalent to em(ere) to buy + -tor -tor, with intrusive -p- Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yes, the single form pills are ubiquitous but that should be the caveat-emptor of these studies.
  • Caveat emptor: it is the physics departments that teach the engineering majors.
  • It's been caveat emptor, and catch me if you can on towing.
  • Regarding name brands, caveat emptor: let the buyer be aware.
  • But there doesn't seem to have been much caveat emptor-ing going on at all.
  • Yes, caveat emptor applies, ie there is an onus on the buyer to understand what they are doing with their data.
  • Caveat emptor may be a reasonable approach for many consumer products, but not for prescription drugs.
  • For those of us lucky enough to eavesdrop, it's instructive as well-part caveat emptor, part intellectual high bar.
  • It creates moral hazard, shifts the attention from caveat emptor, empowers incapable supervisors.
  • Of course, caveat emptor applies as much online as its does offline.

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