caution

(redirected from cautioned against)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Councilman Bernard Parks, the chairman of the budget committee, has cautioned against lifting taxes to a degree that would hurt the city coffers.
The central bank cautioned against reading too much into the scattered signs of a rebound, describing overall activity in many districts as still ``sluggish, subpar or subdued.
State officials, meanwhile, cautioned against drawing a hasty conclusion.
Local economists were encouraged by the reports, but cautioned against drawing any far-reaching conclusions.
But he cautioned against letting fear keep people at home.
Singer, though, would have done well to have heeded the advice of rock critic Lester Bangs, who famously in ``Almost Famous'' cautioned against the dangers of becoming too close to the subject you're chronicling.
Sheriff's officials cautioned against making too much of the report, saying a six-months period is relatively brief and change in the actual number of crimes was generally small.
Texas, the high court explicitly cautioned against taking its holding too far - which is exactly what the lower court did, according to the brief.
We've been cautioned against saying very much,'' said Lockheed Martin spokesman James Fetig.
However, some cautioned against reading too much into the council's action on the performance evaluation, saying one issue doesn't directly correspond to the other.
The groups that are screaming the loudest for rate cuts are the ones that yelped for the Fed to keep its hands off the economy when its chairman cautioned against irrational exuberance,'' he added.
But he cautioned against looking too far ahead, because the semifinals have always been a blind curve for France.