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 for Caution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Security; guaranty; bail. [R.]
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              The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient
              caution that the war should be prosecuted.
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     3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation
        to wariness; advice; injunction.
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              In way of caution I must tell you.    --Shak.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caution \Cau"tion\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cautioned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Cautioning.]
     To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take
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           You cautioned me against their charms.   --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible
           danger; "a man of caution" [syn: caution, cautiousness,
           carefulness] [ant: incaution, incautiousness]
      2: a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair
         practices" [syn: caution, caveat]
      3: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised
         caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
         [syn: caution, precaution, care, forethought]
      4: the trait of being circumspect and prudent [syn:
         circumspection, caution]
      v 1: warn strongly; put on guard [syn: caution, admonish,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "caution":
     TLC, admonish, admonishment, admonition, advice, advise, advising,
     advocacy, alarm, alert, alerting, alertness, anticipation,
     attention, briefing, canniness, care, carefulness, caution money,
     cautioning, cautiousness, caveat, charge, circumspection,
     circumspectness, clue, collateral, collateral security, concern,
     consideration, consultation, council, counsel, cry havoc,
     cry out against, cue, daunt, deposit, determent, deterrence,
     deterrent example, diffidence, direction, discreetness, discretion,
     disinclination to believe, dissuade, encourage, enjoin, example,
     exhort, exhortation, expostulate, expostulation, falter, faltering,
     final notice, final warning, foresight, forethought, forewarn,
     forewarning, forfeit, frighten off, frightening off,
     give fair warning, give notice, give warning, guardedness,
     guidance, heed, heedfulness, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitating,
     hesitation, hint, hortation, idea, incite, inconvincibility,
     incredulity, induce, injunction, instruction, intimidate,
     intimidation, issue a caveat, issue an ultimatum, kid out of,
     leeriness, lesson, loving care, margin, mindfulness, monition,
     moral, move, notice, notification, notify, object lesson, office,
     opinion, parley, passing word, persuade, pointer, preach,
     precaution, preconsideration, predeliberation, premeditation,
     preparedness, prompt, proposal, providence, prudence,
     recommendation, regard, regardfulness, remonstrance, remonstrate,
     resistiveness to belief, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying,
     skepticism, solicitude, sound the alarm, stake, steer, suggestion,
     suspicion, suspiciousness, talk out of, talking out of,
     tender loving care, tentativeness, thought, thoughtfulness, threat,
     threaten, tip, tip off, tip-off, tough-mindedness, ultimatum,
     unconvincibility, uncredulousness, unpersuadability, unpersuade,
     unpersuasibility, urge, utter a caveat, verbum sapienti, vigilance,
     wariness, warn, warn against, warning, warning piece, watchfulness,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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