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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tending to ward off; "the swastika...a very ancient
             prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"-
             Victor Schultze [syn: preventive, prophylactic]
      2: serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an
         exemplary jail sentence" [syn: admonitory, exemplary,
         monitory, warning(a)]