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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