ex abundanti cautela

from excessive caution


In law, describes someone preparing for a remote possibility. In banking, a loan in which the collateral is more than the loan itself. Also the basis for the term "an abundance of caution" employed by United States President Barack Obama to explain why his oath of office had to be re-administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts and again in reference to terrorist threats.


  • cautelacaution, precaution, security