n.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.
2.Security; guaranty; bail.
3.Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
In way of caution I must tell you.
- Shak.
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.
Caution money
money deposited by way of security or guaranty, as by a student at an English university.
v. t.1.To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
[imp. & p. p. Cautioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cautioning.]
Noun1.caution - the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; "a man of caution"
incaution, incautiousness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
2.caution - a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair practices"
Synonyms: caveat
3.caution - judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
4.caution - the trait of being circumspect and prudent
Synonyms: circumspection
Verb1.caution - warn strongly; put on guard
Synonyms: monish, admonish

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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