What is CAUTIOUS? Definition of CAUTIOUS in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
Careful; prudent. Horton v. New York Cent. R. Co., 205 App.Div. 763, 200 N.Y.S. 365, 366.
The terms “cautious” and “prudent” may be used interchangeably in defining negligence. Malcolm v. Mooresville Cotton Mills, 191 N.C. 727, 133 S.E. 7, 9. But “cautious” differs from “prudent” in suggesting the idea of timidity, with its secondary meaning as over prudent; fearful. People v. Anderson, 58 Cal.App. 267, 208 P. 324, 325. See Prudence.
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