caution money

noun

mainly British a sum of money deposited as security for good conduct, against possible debts, etc

Nearby words

  1. cauterant,
  2. cauterization,
  3. cauterize,
  4. cautery,
  5. caution,
  6. cautionary,
  7. cautious,
  8. cautiously,
  9. cauvery,
  10. cav

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Examples from the Web for caution money

  • It is now not only the want of the caution-money which separates him from you, but also that nasty bog called Debt.

  • Your principal seizes your caution-money, and who knows whether you can recover it by law.

  • They pay down a certain sum, as caution-money, to some mandarin, and the latter answers for them.