Cau"te*lous\, a. [F. cauteleux, LL. cautelosus. See Cautel.]

1. Caution; prudent; wary. [Obs.] "Cautelous, though young." --Drayton.

2. Crafty; deceitful; false. [Obs.] --Shak. -- Cau"te*lous*ly, adv. -- Cau"te*lous*ness, n. [Obs.]
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