Of, relating to, or constituting a precaution: taking precautionary measures; gave precautionary advice.
(comparative more precautionary, superlative most precautionary)
- Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution
- The article 3.3 of the UNFCCC states the precautionary principle.
- (obsolete) A precaution.
Variant of precaution
- care taken beforehand; caution used in advance
- a measure taken beforehand against possible danger, failure, etc.
Origin of precautionFrench précaution ; from Late Latin praecautio ; from Classical Latin praecautus, past participle of praecavere ; from prae-, before (see pre-) + cavere, to take care: for Indo-European base see hear