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cautel (countable and uncountable, plural cautels)

  1. (obsolete) deceit
    • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 3 lines 14-15-16
      Perhaps he loves you now,
      And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch
      The virtue of his will
  2. (obsolete) caution; prudence; wariness
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fulke to this entry?)

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