pre-cautionary

precautionary

[pri-kaw-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by precaution: precautionary measures.
2.
expressing or advising precaution: precautionary warnings against possible tornadoes.
Also, precautional.


Origin:
1740–50; precaution + -ary

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precautionary

adjective
taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure; "gave precautionary advice"; "I would take precautionary steps to keep him away" 
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