Cautioner


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CAUTIONER, Scotch law, contracts. One who becomes bound as caution or surety for another, for the performance of any obligation or contract contained in a deed.

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Such agreements would typically include the words "bound" [bundin] or "obliged" [oblissit], as in one signed by William Home of Lessuden and two Cairncorses in 1586, in which they became "enacted and obliged together and individually as cautioners and surety" for the notorious Gavin Elliott of the Stobbs, that the said Gavin should present Robert Elliott of Reidheuch before the privy council under the pain of 2,000 [pounds sterling].
He can be one of the most annoyingly unneccessary cautioners in the Premiership.