Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Let the buyer beware. See 72 Ark. 343, 65 L. R. A. 80, 80 S. W. 582.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Let the buyer take care. This maxim summarizes the rule that the purchaser of an article must examine, judge, and test it for himself, bsing bound to discover any obvious defects or imperfections. Miller v. Tiffany, 1 Wall. 309, 17 L. Ed. 540; Barnard v. Kellogg, 10 Wall. 388, 19 I Ed. 987; Slaughter v. Gerson, 13 Wall. 383, 20 L. Ed. 627; Hargous v. Stone, 5 N. Y. 82; Wissler v. Craig, 80 Va. 32; Wright v. Hart, 18 Wend. (N. Y.) 453. Caveat emptor, qui ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit. Hob. 99. Let a purchaser bsware, who ought not to be ignorant that he is purchasing the rights of another.