Caution

Definition of Caution

Cau´tion
n.1.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.
2.Security; guaranty; bail.
The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
- Clarendon.
3.Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
In way of caution I must tell you.
- Shak.
4.(Civil & Scots Law) 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.
Caution money
money deposited by way of security or guaranty, as by a student at an English university.
v. t.1.To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
[imp. & p. p. Cautioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cautioning.]
You cautioned me against their charms.
- Swift.

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