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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where a is top is to Blues captain Michael Morrison returns to the fold after being left out against Bournemouth as Redknapp erred on the side of caution.
The Spain midfielder had been sidelined with a hamstring problem, and so Wenger erred on the side of caution by naming him on the bench for yesterday's showdown with fourth-placed Villa.
Our captain erred on the side of caution and refused to allow him on board.