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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. warding off;
- Example: "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
[syn: cautionary, prophylactic]

2. serving to warn;
- Example: "shook a monitory finger at him"
- Example: "an exemplary jail sentence"
[syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cautionary \Cau"tion*a*ry\, a. 1. Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals. [1913 Webster] 2. Given as a pledge or as security. [1913 Webster] He hated Barnevelt, for his getting the cautionary towns out of his hands. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 3. Wary; cautious. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cautionary adj 1: warding off; "the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze [syn: cautionary, prophylactic] 2: serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence" [syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)]