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EMPTOR Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat A buyer or purchaser. Used in the maxim “caveat emptor,” let thebuyer beware; i. e., the buyer of an article must be on his guard and take the risks ofhis 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. 4S6.


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