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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In other words, our ethical intelligence is like a cautioner. It makes sounds when our purposes and actions are inconsistent with our ethical boundaries.
Yet some scholars circumspect about the promise of practice-oriented research designs in the study of the international system have cautioned that "most of us, young and old, lack experience of the big issues of international political life." (351) If we believe the cautioner, the IR scholar Chris Brown,