Definition of CAVEAT


CAVEAT

practice. That hebeware. Caveat is the name of a notice given
by a party having an interest, to some officer, not to do an act, till the
party giving the notice shall have been heard; as, a caveat to the register
of wills, or judge of probate, not to permit a will to be proved, or not
to grant letters of administration, until the party shall have been heard.
A caveat is also frequently made to prevent a patent for inventions being
issued. 1 Bouv. Inst. 71, 534; 1 Burn"s Ecc. Law, 19, 263; Bac. Abr. Executors
and Administrators, E 8; 3 Bl. Com. 246; Proctor"s Pract. 68; 3 Bin. Rep.
314; 1 Siderf. 371 Poph. 133; Godolph. Orph. Leg. 258; 2 Brownl. 119; 2
Fonbl. Eq. book 4, pt. 2, c. 1, 3; Ayl. Parer. 145 Nelson"s Ab. h. t.; Dane"s
Ab. c. 223, a. 15, 2, and a. 8, 22. See 2 Chit. Pr. 502, note b, for a form.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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