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N. [from Latin: let him beware]

A notice, usually in the form of an entry in a register, to the effect that no action of a certain kind may be taken without first informing the person who gave the notice (the caveator). For example, if there are doubts as to the validity of a will, or who is entitled to administer an estate, or reservations about the executors, the lodging of a caveat by any person at any Probate Registry assures that a grant of representation is not issued without the caveator being notified of the application for a grant and being given chance to object.

Subjects: Law.

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