Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Caution; wariness; prudence.
- n. Subtlety; craftiness; cunning; deceit; fraud.
- n. Eccles., a detailed caution or written direction concerning the proper manner of celebrating the holy communion.
GNU Webster's 1913
“And now no soil, nor cautel, doth besmirch The virtue of his will: but, you must fear,”
“(but are not) excommunicate positively, which negative excommunication is not an ecclesiastical censure, but either a bare punishment, or a cautel and animadversion; and so saith the Archbishop of Spalato, (1106) not only one brother may refuse to communicate with another, but a people, also, may refuse to communicate with their pastor, which he confirmeth by certain examples.”
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