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Definition of Precaution

Precaution

  1. Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
  2. A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident.
  3. To warn or caution beforehand.
  4. To take precaution against.

Precaution Quotations

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
John Maynard Keynes

Precaution is better than cure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.
Aldo Leopold

If every conceivable precaution is taken at first, one is often too discouraged to proceed at all.
Archer John Porter Martin

Even though the Koch brothers' businesses put 4.4 million people at risk with pollutants, the Kochs have poured millions into lobbyists' coffers and political contributions to ensure their bottom line stays unchanged by the most basic safety precaution.
Robert Greenwald
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Precaution Translations

precaution in Latin is cautela
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