Definition of emptor in English:

emptor

noun

rare
  • A person who makes a purchase; a buyer.

    ‘the gullible emptor had it coming for a long time’
    • ‘Today, I think that a phrase that better describes the current state of affairs might be business emptor - let the business beware.’
    • ‘It can be a consumer guide to the virtues and defects of the product so that the emptor is adequately caveated.’
    • ‘To sell a book to a publisher, you need three things: a hook, a line, and an emptor.’
    • ‘All emptors should do their research.’
    • ‘It's up to you, the poor emptor, to manage the caveat side of this relationship all by yourself.’
    purchaser, shopper, customer, consumer, client, patron, investor, user

Origin

Late 19th century Latin, from emere ‘to buy’.

Pronunciation

emptor

/ˈɛmptə/