Calabro recalled that he afterward went to his own house and took a precaution that Gioeli had advised.
Four stabilizing wires were staked around the tree as a precaution against it ever being toppled again.
The police will be taking every precaution to make the funeral tomorrow and the London Marathon go ahead.
These are mainly a precaution against random violence, like the shootings in Washington last week.
But, the precaution falls flat on the upper floors of thin-walled barracks.
The first precaution that the corporal had taken was to disarm and bind his prisoners.
As a matter of precaution he had concealed from them all knowledge of the will.
But for this precaution, we should have been in danger of losing our horses and mules entirely.
The only other precaution he can think of is to draw the curtains.
Thus Macquart did not even take the precaution to have the gates shut.
c.1600, from French précaution (16c.) and directly from Late Latin praecautionem (nominative praecautio) "a safeguarding," from past participle stem of Latin praecavere "to guard against beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cavere "to be one's own guard" (see caution (n.)). The verb meaning "to warn (someone) in advance" is from c.1700.