Pronunciation: (kav'ē-ät", -at", kä'vē-, kā-), [key]
1. a warning or caution; admonition.
2. Law.a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a certain proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing: a caveat filed against the probate of a will.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.