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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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