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mainly British a sum of money deposited as security for good conduct, against possible debts, etc
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Words nearby caution money
cauterize, cautery, caution, cautionary, cautionary tale, caution money, cautious, Cauvery, cav., Cava, cavachon
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How to use caution money in a sentence
They pay down a certain sum, as caution-money, to some mandarin, and the latter answers for them.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
I was called upon to deposit no less than 11,000 at Belmont's bank as caution money on the signing of the contract.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I|James H. Mapleson
You forfeit your ten thousand gulden caution-money: you shall never see that again.Timar's Two Worlds|Mr Jkai
It is now not only the want of the caution-money which separates him from you, but also that nasty bog called Debt.
By the intervention of her lawyer, and with my consent as her guardian, Bessy recovered her deposited caution-money.