precautional

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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precaution (prɪˈkɔːʃən)
 
n
1.  an action taken to avoid a dangerous or undesirable event
2.  caution practised beforehand; circumspection
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin praecautiō, from Latin praecavēre to guard against, from prae before + cavēre to beware]
 
pre'cautionary
 
adj
 
pre'cautional
 
adj
 
pre'cautious
 
adj

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