cautio

noun
cau·​tio | \ ˈkȯshēˌō, ˈkau̇tēˌō \
plural cautiones\ -​shēˈōˌnēz , -​tēˈōˌnās \

Definition of cautio

Roman, Scots, & civil law
: an oral or written agreement to indemnify : guaranty:
a : a written assurance given as evidence of the receipt of money or as an acknowledgment of the making of a promise or of an existing state of affairs
b : an agreement by one furnishing security, a pledge, or a mortgage
c : an agreement often imposed by a judge or magistrate whereby one guarantees to protect another from loss or harm caused by the guarantor or a third person for whom the guarantor is responsible or whereby one guarantees payment or performance of an obligation of another

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History and Etymology for cautio

Latin

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“Cautio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cautio. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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