What is CAVEAT EMPTOR? Definition of CAVEAT EMPTOR in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
Let the buyer beware (or take care). Kellogg Bridge Co. v. Hamilton, 110 U.S. 108, 116, 3 S.Ct. 537, 28 L.Ed. 86.
This maxim summarizes the rule that a purchaser must examine, judge, and test for himself, Miller v. Tiffany, 1 Wall. 309, 17 L.Ed. 540; Hargous v. Stone, 5 N.Y. 82; Humphrey v. Baker, 71 Okl. 272, 176 P. 896; the purchaser at sheriff's sales must inform himself of extent of judgment debtor's title, Bright well v. First Nat. Bank, C. C.A.Fla., 109 F.2d 271, 273; the purchaser takes risk of quality and condition unless he protects himself by a warranty or there has been a false representation, State ex rel. Jones Store Co. v. Shain, Mo., 179 S.W.2d 19, 20. There is no warranty of title. McKnight v. Johnson, 236 Ky. 763, 34 S.W.2d 239, 240.
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