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Webster 1913 Edition


Voucher

Vouch′er

,
Noun.
1.
One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
Will his
vouchers
vouch him no more?
Shakespeare
The great writers of that age stand up together as
vouchers
for one another’s reputation.
Spectator.
2.
A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; also, any acquittance or receipt showing the payment of a debt;
as, the merchant's books are his
vouchers
for the correctness of his accounts; notes, bonds, receipts, and other writings, are used as
vouchers
in proving facts
.
3.
(Law)
(a)
The act of calling in a person to make good his warranty of title in the old form of action for the recovery of lands.
(b)
The tenant in a writ of right; one who calls in another to establish his warranty of title. In common recoveries, there may be a single voucher or double vouchers.
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Voucher

VOUCHER

,
Noun.
1.
One who gives witness or full attestation to any thing.
The great writers of that age stand up together as vouchers for each others reputation.
2.
In law, the act of calling in a person to make god his warranty of title.
3.
A book, paper or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm
or establish facts of any kind. The merchants books are his vouchers for the correctness of his accounts. Notes, bonds receipts and other writings, are used as vouchers in proving facts.

VOUCHER

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Definition 2022


voucher

voucher

English

Noun

voucher (plural vouchers)

  1. A piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services.
  2. A receipt.
  3. One who or that which vouches.
    • 1836, The New Sporting Magazine (volume 11, page 227)
      To the fashionable world he cannot be a stranger [] and his having married a sister of the Duke of Leeds is a voucher for my assertion.

Synonyms

  • (piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount): coupon

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

voucher (third-person singular simple present vouchers, present participle vouchering, simple past and past participle vouchered)

  1. (transitive) To establish the authenticity of; to vouch for.
  2. (transitive) To provide a vouch for (an expenditure).
  3. (transitive) To provide (a beneficiary) with a voucher.

Related terms


Old French

Verb

voucher

  1. Alternative form of vochier

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.