Cavet and Who may lodge a cavetCAVEAT

Added in 1976

Section 148-A of Civil Procedure Code

CAVEAT – To give notice before taking any action.

Caveat Caveator Caveatee

Caveat remain in force for 90 days.
Caveat is not defined in Civil Procedure Code but it may be defined as a request made to the court that no order in a suit or proceeding instituted or likely to be instituted before it may be passed without hearing the person filing the caveat.

The person who files a caveat is known as Caveator.

Through caveat, the caveator claims his right to appear before the court on hearing of an application made or likely to be made in a suit instituted or about to be instituted.

The person by whom such application has been made or expected to be made is called Caveatee.


1. To safeguard the interest of the Caveator.

2. To avoid the multiplicity of proceedings.


Caveat is lodged in the form of a petition.


Any person who claims a right to hearing on an application filed or expected to be filed is competent to lodge a caveat.

To become entitled to lodge a caveat, it is not necessary that the person is a party to the suit.

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