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

    A purchaser.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat A buyer or purchaser. Used in the maxim "caveat emptor," let the buyer beware; i. e., the buyer of an articie must be on his guard and take the risks of his purchase. Emptor emit quam minimo potest, venditor vendit quam maximo potest. The buyer purchases for the lowest price he can; the seller sells for the highest price he can. 2 Kent, Comm. 486.