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cautiō ōnis, f

1 CAV-, wariness, precaution, caution, heedfulness, circumspection: horum vitiorum una cautio est, ut ne, etc.: tua cautio nostra cautio est, i. e. your safety: ne resciscat cautiost, i. e. one must take care, T.: ei mihi ne corrumpantur cautiost, I must take care, T.: habet multas cautiones, i. e. (the subject) has many difficulties: quae cautionem non habebant, could not be guarded against.—In law, security, bond, warranty, bail: chirographi, in writing: hunc omni cautione devinxerat, pledge.

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