CAVEAT, practice. That he beware. 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, Sec. 3; Ayl. Parer. 145 Nelson's Ab.
h.t.; Dane's Ab. c. 223, a. 15, Sec. 2, and a. 8, Sec. 22. See 2 Chit. Pr.
502, note b, for a form.admonishment
, bench warrant
, death warrant
, deterrent example
, fieri facias
, final notice
, final warning
, frightening off
, habere facias possessionem
, mandatory injunction
, nisi prius
, object lesson
, prohibitory injunction
, search warrant
, talking out of
, verbum sapienti
, warning piece
, warrant of arrest
, warrant of attorney