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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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In an instant, she remembered that Alban's motive for cautioning her, in her coming intercourse with Mrs.
There was a pressing necessity for cautioning Isabel, and here was his opportunity.
Genevieve watched their excited efforts, while she listened to the white-faced second cautioning Joe.
In a whisper which was inaudible to the ears of the Negro, Tarzan whispered Taug's name, cautioning the ape to silence, and Taug's growling ceased.
Farmer Ives looked at it, muttered something or another over it, and cut some notches in a short stick, which he handed to Benjy, giving him instructions for cutting it down on certain days, and cautioning Tom not to meddle with the wart for a fortnight.
Then he pointed out the required course, cautioning his sons to proceed in such a manner that they should not lose the advantage they had with so much labour obtained, and beckoning to the brother of his wife, they returned together to the empty camp.
It is possible, however, that my favourable impression of him may have been greatly influenced and strengthened, firstly, by his impressing upon his hearers that the true observance of religion was not inconsistent with a cheerful deportment and an exact discharge of the duties of their station, which, indeed, it scrupulously required of them; and secondly, by his cautioning them not to set up any monopoly in Paradise and its mercies.