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Definitions of caution

  1. warn strongly; put on guard Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; "a man of caution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the trait of being circumspect and prudent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair practices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To warn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Security; guaranty; bail. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A warning against evil; an act or word that conveys a warning; heedfulness; prudence; watchfulness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To warn of danger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Needfulness: security: warning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To warn to take care. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Heed; prudence; warning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Care to avoid injury or misfortune; prudence; wariness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A warning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Prudent, provident care against contingent evil; warning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Great care in the midst of dangers; forethought; a prudent course of conduct; security for; an advice; a warning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To warn; to exhort. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. A term of the Roman civil law, which is used in various senses. It signifies, sometimes, security, or security promised. Generally every writing is called cautio, a caution by which any object is provided for. Vicat, ad verb. In the common law a distinction is made between a contract and the security. The contract may be good and the security void. The contract may be divisible, and the security entire and indivisible. 2 Burr, 1082. The securities or cautions judicially required of the defendant, are, judicio sisti, to attend and appear during the pendency of the suit; de rato, to confirm the acts of his attorney or proctor; judicium solvi, to pay the sum adjudged against him. Coop. Just. 647; Hall's Admiralty Practice, 12; 2 Brown, Civ. Law, 356. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  23. kaw'shun, n. heedfulness: security: warning: a surety: (Scot.) bail.--v.t. to warn to take care.--adj. CAU'TIONARY, containing caution: given as a pledge.--ns. CAU'TIONER, one who cautions or advises: (Scots law) a surety; CAU'TIONRY, the act of giving security for another.--adj. CAU'TIOUS, possessing or using caution: watchful: prudent.--adv. CAU'TIOUSLY.--n. CAU'TIOUSNESS.--CAUTION MONEY, money paid in advance as security for good behaviour. [Fr.,--L. caution-em--cav[=e]re, to beware.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Prudence, taking care, avoidance of rashness, attention to safety, (c. money, deposited as security for good conduct, esp. at Universities& Inns of Court), whence cautious a., cautiously adv.; warning (in drill, preliminary word of command), fact that acts as warning, warning with reprimand (dismissed with a c.), whence cautionary a.; (slang) extraordinary thing, hideous or strange person. (Vb) warn (person, often against, to or not to do); warn& reprove. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Latin] Prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness;—exhortation to wariness; warning;—security for; bond. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Prudence, foresight, wariness; provisionary precept; warning. Complete Dictionary

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