Caution
Caution Cau"tion, n. [F. caution a security, L. cautio, fr. cavere (For scavere) to be on one's guard, to take care (orig.) to be on the watch, see; akin to E. show.] 1. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness. [1913 Webster]

2. Security; guaranty; bail. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction. [1913 Webster]

In way of caution I must tell you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Civil & Scots Law) A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Caution money}, money deposited by way of security or guaranty, as by a student at an English university.

Syn: Care; forethought; forecast; heed; prudence; watchfulness; vigilance; circumspection; anxiety; providence; counsel; advice; warning; admonition. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • caution — [ kosjɔ̃ ] n. f. • caucion v. 1260; lat. cautio « précaution », de cavere « prendre garde » 1 ♦ Garantie d un engagement pris pour soi même ou pour un autre. ⇒ cautionnement; assurance, gage, sûreté. Verser une caution, de l argent pour servir de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • caution — Caution, Un pleige et caution, Praes, Appromissor, Expromissor. Caution bourgeoise, Assiduus fideiussor. Caution de payer dedans certain temps qu on demande de respit, Cautio moratoria. Caution en matiere capitale, Vas, vadis. Bailler caution… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • caution — CAUTION. s. f. Celui qui répond, qui s oblige pour un autre. Caution solvable. Caution bourgeoise. Caution solidaire. Bonne et suffisante caution. Etre caution de quelqu un. Recevoir une caution. Servir de caution. Donner caution. Décharger les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • caution — cau‧tion [ˈkɔːʆn ǁ ˈkɒː ] noun [uncountable] FINANCE if there is caution in the financial markets, people are unwilling to buy or sell because they are worried that prices will fall: • Investors exercised caution in the run up to the election. * …   Financial and business terms

  • caution — CAUTION. s. f. Pleige, qui respond, qui s oblige pour un autre. Caution solvable. caution bourgeoise. bonne & suffisante caution. estre caution. recevoir une caution, servir de caution. donner caution. descharger les cautions. certifier une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • caution — I (vigilance) noun attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness, cautio, circumspection, concern, conscientiousness, consideration, cura, diligence, exactitude, exactness, forethought, guardedness, heed, needfulness, meticulousness, mindfulness,… …   Law dictionary

  • Caution — can refer to:* A precautionary statement describing a potential hazard. * care taken with something * a police caution, an alternative to prosecution for a criminal offence in some countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia * a sanction… …   Wikipedia

  • Caution — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Caution Álbum de Hot Water Music Publicación 8 de octubre de 2002 Grabación 2002 …   Wikipedia Español

  • caution — ► NOUN 1) care taken to avoid danger or mistakes. 2) warning: advisers sounded a note of caution. 3) Law, chiefly Brit. a formal warning given to someone who has committed a minor offence but has not been charged. ► VERB 1) warn or advise. 2)… …   English terms dictionary

  • caution — (n.) c.1300, bail, guarantee, pledge, from O.Fr. caution security, surety, from L. cautionem (nom. cautio) caution, care, foresight, precaution, noun of action from pp. stem of cavere to be on one s guard (see CAVEAT (Cf. caveat)). The Latin… …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”