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See also: précaution
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precaution (plural precautions)
- Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent misfortune or to secure good
- his life was saved by precaution
- John Henry Newman
- The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution.
- A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
- to take precautions against risks of accident
Previous caution or care
A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success
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To warn or caution beforehand