caveat emp·tor (ĕmpʹtôr') n.
The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.
  [From Latin caveat ēmptor, let the buyer beware : caveat, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware + ēmptor, buyer.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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