cautionary definition

  • adjective:
    • Giving or providing as a warning; admonitory: a cautionary story; cautionary guidance.
    • Serving to caution or warn; admonitory
    • Serving to ward off; preventive
    • Held as protection or hostage
    • Conveying a caution, or warning to prevent danger.
    • provided as a pledge or as protection.
    • Wary; cautious.
    • preventing
    • offering to warn
  • others:
    • Containing a caution, or caution to avoid risk: because, cautionary advice.
    • offered as a pledge or in security.
    • and it's also remedied so it [a benevolence raised when it comes to top in Devon] shall only be used by the payment of their debts, as namely for Ireland, the Navy, as well as the Cautionary Towns into the minimal Countries; and thus, making the carriage of this business to your discretions and wisdoms, we bid you heartily farewell.
  • noun:
    • Same as cautionry.

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