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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And when the next set of blizzards descend on North Wales, be it this winter or next, will they heed police warnings to keep off the roads or will they throw caution to the winds and end up stranded in a snowdrift, for fear of losing pay?
"And if you are not prepared to throw caution to the winds, eating more than you have ever eaten before, it is not the place for you."
In the name of speed, we throw caution to the winds and forget sentence patterning, paragraphing and other conventions that make messages intelligible, creating unattractive and impenetrable data dumps.