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caution


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caution  \Cau"tion\,  n.  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caution  \Cau"tion\  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cautioned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cautioning}.] 
  To  give  notice  of  danger  to  to  warn;  to  exhort  [one]  to  take 
  heed. 
 
  You  cautioned  me  against  their  charms.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caution  \Cau"tion\,  n.  [F.  caution  a  security,  L.  cautio,  fr 
  cavere  (For  scavere)  to  be  on  one's  guard,  to  take  care 
  (orig.)  to  be  on  the  watch,  see  akin  to  E.  show.] 
  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.  [R.] 
 
  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. 
 
  {Caution  money},  money  deposited  by  way  of  security  or 
  guaranty,  as  by  a  student  at  an  English  university. 
 
  Syn:  Care  forethought;  forecast;  heed;  prudence; 
  watchfulness;  vigilance;  circumspection;  anxiety; 
  providence;  counsel;  advice;  warning;  admonition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caution 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  being  cautious;  being  attentive  to  possible 
  danger;  "a  man  of  caution"  [syn:  {cautiousness},  {carefulness}] 
  [ant:  {incaution}] 
  2:  a  warning  against  certain  acts:  "a  caveat  against  unfair 
  practices"  [syn:  {caveat}] 
  3:  judiciousness  in  avoiding  harm  or  danger;  "he  exercised 
  caution  in  opening  the  door";  "he  handled  the  vase  with 
  care"  [syn:  {precaution},  {care},  {forethought}] 
  4:  the  trait  of  being  circumspect  and  prudent  [syn:  {circumspection}] 
  v  :  warn  strongly;  put  on  guard  [syn:  {admonish}] 




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