precautionary[prĭ-kôˈshə-nĕrˌē] also pre·cau·tion·al [-shə-nəl]
Variant of precaution
- care taken beforehand; caution used in advance
- a measure taken beforehand against possible danger, failure, etc.
Origin: Fr précaution from Late Latin praecautio from Classical Latin praecautus, past participle of praecavere from prae-, before (see pre-) plush cavere, to take care: for Indo-European base see hear
- precautionary adjective
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