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caution

(Vigilance), noun attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness, cautio, circumspection, concern, consideration, cura, diligence, exactitude, forethought, guardedness, heed, heedfulness, meticulousness, mindfulness, prudence, prudentia, regard, thoroughness, wariness, watchfulness
Associated concepts: due caution, ordinary caution

caution

(Warning), noun admonition, alarm, alert, augury, caveat, exhortation, foreboding, foretelling, monition, notice, omen, portent, precursor, presage, prognosis, prognostic
Associated concepts: cautionary instructions

caution

verb admonish, advise against, apprise, be vigilant, communicate to, counsel, dissuade, exhort, exhort to take heed, forearm, foreshow, forewarn, give advice, give fair warning, give intimation of impending evil, give notice, give warning, give warning of possible harm, inform, make aware, monere, notify of danger, persuade against, predict, prenotify, prepare for the worst, prescribe, prewarn, put on guard, remonstrate, serve notice, sound the alarm, spell danger, take precautions, urge, warn
Associated concepts: due caution, ordinary caution, unusual caution
Foreign phrases: Abundans cautela non nocet.Extreme caution does no harm.
See also: admonish, admonition, advise, alert, care, castigate, caveat, charge, counsel, deliberation, deter, deterrent, diligence, discourage, discretion, dissuade, exhort, expostulate, forewarn, heed, hesitation, indicant, inform, monition, notice, notification, notify, portend, precaution, premonition, prudence, restraint, signify, warn, warning

caution

1 a formal warning given to a person suspected or accused of an offence that his words will be taken down and may be used in evidence.
2 a warning to a person by the police, or in Scotland by the Procurator Fiscal, that while it is considered that there is enough evidence for a prosecution, no such prosecution will take place but that the matter will be kept on file.
3 a notice entered on the register of title to land that prevents a proprietor from disposing of land without a notice to the person who entered the caution.
4 see GUARANTEE.

CAUTION. 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.

CAUTION, TURATORY, Scotch law. Juratory caution is that which a suspender swears is the best he can offer in order to obtain a suspension. Where the suspender cannot, from his low or suspected circumstances, procure unquestionable security, juratory caution is admitted. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 4, 3, 6.

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Cautions don't count as criminal convictions but they can show up on criminal record checks.
An offender must admit they are guilty of the crime in order to be given a caution.
Caution is applied in most of our lives without thought, and that instinct can help keep most of us safe.
Dixy Chicken's manager, Yasir Nasir, and owner, Mohammed Naeem, received cautions for the sale of hot food without a premises licence.
Mr Francis' barrister Hugh Southey QC said there was no "reliable" admission prior to the caution, meaning the caution was "unlawfully administered".
I don't think there can be any case for cautions where someone has admitted sexual activity with a child aged less than 13.
A conditional caution is an out-of-court disposal with set conditions with which the offender must comply or face prosecution.
Summary: A review into police cautions is being launched by the Government to make sure more criminals are brought to court.
Legend NSN 9905- CAUTION Do Not Operate Machinery Without Guards 01-342-4854 * CAUTION Open Door Slowly 01-342-4852 * CAUTION Hazardous Material Storage Area 01-342-4859 * CAUTION Wear Goggles When Using This Machine 01-342-4855 * * These NSNs are not on the AMDF.
Still enforced will be two-match suspensions for a player who reaches 10 cautions, with the cut-off the second Sunday in April.
He said: "The offender must understand the significance of a caution and give informed consent to being cautioned.
One such case involved a man who accepted a caution for raping his sister when they were children more than 50 years ago.