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precautionary

[pri-kaw-shuh-ner-ee] /prɪˈkɔ ʃəˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by precaution:
precautionary measures.
2.
expressing or advising precaution:
precautionary warnings against possible tornadoes.
Also, precautional.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; precaution + -ary
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Word Origin and History for pre-cautionary

precautionary

adj.

1720, from precaution + -ary.

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