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.
1945 Wille & Millin Mercantile Law of S. Afr. 163Where a thing is sold voetstoots the buyer must take it with all defects and vices. The seller warrants nothing.
1961 C.I. Belcher Norman’s Law of Purchase & Sale in S. Afr. 272Where the article is sold Voet Stoets the seller on his side cannot complain if the article turns out better than either party thought.
1979 Sunday Times 29 Apr. (Mag. Sect.) 3I’m not saying that I’m 100 percent for school uniforms voetstoets.
1982 Sunday Times 28 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 1At the end of the month, the Rhoodies move ‘voetstoets’ to America where Eschel, Jnr, is poised to enter Princeton University.
1990 M. Fassler in Fair Lady 21 Nov. 81Committed bachelors that we once were, we’ve taken each other voetstoots.
1993 Weekend Post 6 Nov. (Business Post) 7The property is sold ‘voetstoots’ as it stands, subject to all servitudes and conditions specified in the title deed.
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.
1986 C. Kagan in Style Apr. 146Auctions are voetstoots deals, and the owner has no recourse in the event of serious latent defects.
1987 Style Mar. 44The days of ‘voetstoots’ bloodstock buying are over.
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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