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 ?
Troy decided on cautioning Isabel on the subject of the steward while he had the chance.
To which Fledgeby, after cautioning Riah in a low voice to take his cue as it should be given him, replied, 'Here I am
Judge Neil Bidder refused Mr Francis' case for judicial review, saying: "I am afraid I cannot accept the main contention of the claimant's case of no admission prior to the cautioning procedure.
There is every likelihood that by cautioning someone they are just going to go out and do it again, especially if they feel all they're going to get is a caution.
With hindsight, the cautioning of this man, although done with the best of intentions, was probably not the most appropriate action and this is rightly reflected by the High Court's decision.
He said: "The guidance about cautioning is actually very clear.
However, Mr Shepherd said: "There is no transparency in cautioning.