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Meaning of CAUTIONARY

Pronunciation:  'koshu`neree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
  2. [adj]  tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
 

CAUTIONARY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: admonitory, dissuasive, exemplary, monitory, preventive, prophylactic, protective, warning(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cau"tion*a*ry\, a.
1. Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as,
   cautionary signals.

2. Given as a pledge or as security.

         He hated Barnevelt, for his getting the cautionary
         towns out of his hands.               --Bp. Burnet.

3. Wary; cautious. [Obs.] --Bacon.

 

 

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