Meaning of under caution in English:

under caution


  • Having been told of one's legal rights when under arrest.

    ‘she made a statement under caution’
    • ‘The new evidence is not inconsistent with the statement Mr Jamieson made under caution to the police on 10th January 1957.’
    • ‘There were investigations by both Social Services and the police, and indeed the appellant was interviewed under caution in November 2002.’
    • ‘When he was interviewed under caution he gave an account to the police officers which was basically similar to that which he gave in evidence.’
    • ‘The Yorkshire Post has learnt that an investigation including statements given under caution by police officers found that the official winner of a vote for secretary of the South Yorkshire Police Federation should actually have lost.’
    • ‘Finally, it is also pertinent to note that the admission was never put to the appellant during his subsequent interview under caution.’