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EMPTOR. A buyer; a purchaser.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Caveat emptor or "buyer beware" is the shortened form derived from the Latin maxim, "Caveat emptor, qui ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit" or translated to English, "Let a purchaser, who ought not to be ignorant of the amount and nature of the interest which he is about to buy, exercise proper caution." (12)
To directly address "Watching Out's" question as to whose fault is the misunderstanding of brokers' duties to their clients, to my mind the principle of caveat emptor went out the window for brokers and their broker-dealers when they starting using the moniker "advisor" rather than "adviser" to evade the '40 Act standard, and later "trusted advisor," to make it sound as if they were, indeed, fiduciaries for their clients.
When it comes to technology, we, as a society, and as individuals, have failed to heed the age-old admonitions of caveat emptor and moderation in all things.
In the commercial world, caveat emptor means that the buyer bears the risk for the quality of goods purchased unless they are covered by the seller's warranty.
"CAVEAT emptor", warns Bert Ward (Letters, October 15).
Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger tells of an art world scandal ten years ago involving an FBI investigation, a trail of fake paintings, and the involvement of art dealers, experts and major auction houses.
Down: 1 Snails; 2 Extension; 3 Surface; 4 Delve; 6 Aborted; 7 Lodge; 8 Protocol; 9 Burka; 11 Agree; 12 Loam; 13 Tired; 14 La-di-da; 15 Ecclesiastical; 17 Doonies; 21 Mayday; 27 Loathe; 28 Deliberated; 29 Lacrosse; 31 Salute; 33 Square one; 34 Watertight; 35 Innovative; 37 Gherkin; 41 Examine; 43 Bassoon; 45 Slays; 46 Fancied; 49 Deputise; 50 Krill; 55 Edit; 57 Lingered; 60 Philatelist; 61 Peck; 62 Unattended; 63 Departs; 64 Regulating; 68 Interfere; 69 Intrude; 70 Sidle; 72 Elevate; 73 Arbroath smokie; 75 Eaten; 76 Shorten; 78 Fine tune; 82 Emptor; 84 Brolly; 91 Expand; 93 Suspicion; 96 Trucker; 97 Terrific; 100 Twinkle; 102 Leopard; 104 Orator; 105 Bereft; 106 Flash; 108 Loner; 109 Wacko; 111 Skimp; 112 Parch; 114 Draw.
Get a solicitor to look through the legal pack and ensure your finance is in place and you are ready to move quickly - caveat emptor!
By spelling out the rights and remedies of the consumers in a market so far dominated by organized manufacturers and traders of goods and providers of various types of services, the Act makes the dictum, caveat emptor ('buyer beware') a thing of the past.
Caveat emptor, "let the buyer beware," is a caution that has taken on new relevance in the horticultural press.
"All of these stocks have been copied, with some of the most ingenious aging techniques imaginable, so caveat emptor certainly applies," he warns.
In fact, in this instance they didn't even get what they paid for), and second, "caveat emptor" -- let the buyer beware.