Definition of Cautionary

1. Adjective. Warding off. "The swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"

Exact synonyms: Prophylactic
Similar to: Protective



2. Adjective. Serving to warn. "An exemplary jail sentence"
Exact synonyms: Admonitory, Exemplary, Monitory, Warning
Similar to: Dissuasive
Derivative terms: Admonish, Admonish, Caution, Example

Definition of Cautionary

1. a. Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.

Definition of Cautionary

1. Adjective. Serving to caution or warn; admonitory ¹

2. Adjective. Serving to ward off; preventive ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Held as security or hostage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cautionary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cautionary

cauterising
cauterism
cauterisms
cauterization
cauterizations
cauterize
cauterized
cauterizer
cauterizers
cauterizes
cauterizing
cauters
cautery
cautery knife
caution
cautionary (current term)
cautionary tale
cautioned
cautioner
cautioners
cautioning
cautionries
cautionry
cautions
cautious
cautious statement
cautiously
cautiousness
cautiousnesses
cauves

Literary usage of Cautionary

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1. Violence Against Women in South Africa: The State Response to Domestic by Binaifer Nowrojee, Bronwen Manby (1995)
"The cautionary Rule Women's organizations have been critical of the application ... The cautionary rule requires the court to exercise additional care when ..."

2. The General Principles of the Law of Evidence: In Their Application to the by Frank Sumner Rice (1894)
"A cautionary Paragraph. 301. Circumstances from which Identity may be Inferred. 302. ... 304. Perplexing Nature of this Grade of Evidence. 305. cautionary ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in Scotland by William Gillespie Dickson, John Skelton (1864)
"In another place (6) the same learned author classes cautionary obligations ... Mr Erskine (d), taking the same view, includes cautionary obligations among ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant: With an Appendix Containing by Robert Hunter, W.(editor) Guthrie (1876)
"A cautionary obligation may likewise be created by a separate and accessory deed or other probative writing bearing reference to the lease ; but this form ..."

5. The History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Restoration by Francis Charles Montague (1907)
"It was said at the time that the cautionary towns were valuable for ... The treaty for the surrender of the cautionary towns was one of the best acts of ..."

6. A Handbook of Bankers' Law by Henry Robertson, W. D. Thorburn (1881)
"cautionary OBLIGATIONS. As we shall have occasion to consider hereafter various writs, such as the Guarantee and Cash-Credit Bond, which are regulated to ..."

7. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson (1908)
"264. Proof—Verbal Obligation—Simultaneous with Principal Which is also Verbal—Future Claims—Parole.—He Id that a cautionary obligation ..."

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