- You'd been checking yourself every day, as a matter of course, as a precaution.
- He will sign the act; it is a necessary precaution and the only course of action possible at this time.
- Of course I took the precaution of turning my light off first, and it was a lucky thing I did.
Late 16th century (in the sense 'prudent foresight'): from French précaution, from late Latin praecautio(n-), from Latin praecavere, from prae 'before' + cavere 'take heed, beware of'.
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