caution money


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

Words nearby caution money

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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.