precautionary

[ pri-kaw-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ prɪˈkɔ ʃəˌnɛr i /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by precaution: precautionary measures.
expressing or advising precaution: precautionary warnings against possible tornadoes.

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Sometimes pre·cau·tion·al [pri-kaw-shuh-nl] /prɪˈkɔ ʃə nl/.

Origin of precautionary

First recorded in 1740–50; precaution + -ary
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