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voetstoots, adverb and adjective

Forms:
Also voetstoets, voetstoot.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, formed on Dutch met de voet te stoten to push with the foot.
Law
A. adverb Of sale and purchase: as it stands, without warranty; at the buyer’s risk. Also figurative.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 186Voetstoots,..A Roman Dutch legal term signifying the sale of property without warranty.
1993 L. Aupiais in Femina Aug. 184A home..sort of adopted us. It came voetstoots with an albino squirrel and a nine-year-old black mongrel named Snoopy.
B. adjective Unguaranteed, ‘as is’.
1971 Argus 5 June (Property) 2A so-called ‘Voetstoets’ clause does not protect the seller against fraud or the non-disclosure of a material defect.
1991 J. Walker in Sunday Times 14 July (Business) 2USKO firmed this week after the R50-million voetstoots sale of its steel division to Iscor.
Of sale and purchase: as it stands, without warranty; at the buyer’s risk. Also figurative.
Unguaranteed, ‘as is’.

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