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
References in classic literature ?
The next morning they erected a strong pen for the horses, and a fortress of logs for themselves; and continued to observe the greatest caution. Their cooking was all done at mid-day, when the fire makes no glare, and a moderate smoke cannot be perceived at any great distance.
Vesey's age and infirmity, and in all subsequent cases of the same kind from considerations of caution, I kept our real position a secret, and was always careful to speak of Laura as "the late Lady Glyde."
(observing the same caution which I practised myself) to Mrs.
It was evident that this excess of caution proceeded from an experience that no subtlety on the part of their enemies could deceive.
Hawkeye spoke to him in Delaware, when the young chief took his position with singular caution and undisturbed coolness.
He had heard him speak but once--when he had cautioned him to silence--and then in excellent German and the well-modulated tones of culture.
A further 396 black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children were cautioned during the same period - or one in every 164 BAME children living in the city.
THE number of children convicted or cautioned for the first time in Leicestershire has fallen to a record low.
When a caution is issued, the person who receives it is not booked or charged with a crime.
The rating reflects the ownership of Caution Habitat by Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel (BFCM; A+/Stable), the issuing vehicle of Credit Mutuel Alliance Federale (Credit Mutuel; A+/Stable), one of the largest French banking groups and formerly named Groupe Credit Mutuel-CM11.
According to the (https://www.gov.uk/caution-warning-penalty) U.K Government website , a caution would be given to anyone, aged 10 or above, for committing a minor crime.