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precaution

[pri-kaw-shuhn]
noun
1.
a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results.
2.
caution employed beforehand; prudent foresight.
verb (used with object)
3.
to forewarn; put on guard.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin praecautiōn- (stem of praecautiō). See pre-, caution

unprecautioned, adjective


2. forethought, prudence, circumspection.
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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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precaution
1603, from Fr. précaution (16c.), from L.L. præcautionem (nom. præcautio), from L. præcautus, pp. of præcavere "to guard against beforehand," from præ + cavere "to be one's own guard" (see caution).
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