caution

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caution

1. Law chiefly Brit a formal warning given to a person suspected or accused of an offence that his words will be taken down and may be used in evidence
2. a notice entered on the register of title to land that prevents a proprietor from disposing of his land without a notice to the person who entered the caution
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When no one responded to the page, he said, airport authorities erred on the side of caution.
Physicians may have erred on the side of caution by over-anticoagulating patients, which may explain the higher than anticipated bleeding rates.
We would always people erred on the side of caution.