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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

Precaution is better than cure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

I just think more precaution should be taken when I'm inside the pocket. Look at all the replays - I'm on the ground every time. It's unfortunate for myself, it's unfortunate for my team and I'd be lying if I sat here and said I wasn't frustrated right now.
Michael Vick

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

precaution in Latin is cautela

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