Precaution

Definition of Precaution

Pre`cau´tion
n.1.Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
They [ancient philosophers] treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution.
- J. H. Newman.
2.A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident.
v. t.1.To warn or caution beforehand.
2.To take precaution against.

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