voucher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voucher a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
    • n voucher a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure
    • n voucher someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Voucher 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.
    • Voucher A document attesting to a credit against certain defined expenditures; a recipt for prepayment; -- often used in pre-arranged travel plans, to provide evidence of pre-payment of the cost of lodging, transportation, or meals.
    • Voucher One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything. "Will his vouchers vouch him no more?""The great writers of that age stand up together as vouchers for one another's reputation."
    • Voucher (Law) 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.
    • Voucher (Law) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n voucher One who vouchės, or gives attestation or confirmation; one who is surety for another.
    • n voucher A book, paper, document, or stamp which serves to prove the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; specifically, a receipt or other written evidence of the payment of money.
    • n voucher In old English law: The tenant in a writ of right; one who called in another to establish his warranty of title. In common recoveries there might be a single voucher or double vouchers. [Also written vouchor.] The calling in of a person to vouch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Voucher one who vouches or gives witness: a paper which vouches or confirms the truth of anything, as accounts: a mechanical contrivance used in shops for automatically registering the amount of money drawn
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. voucher, vocher, to call to defend—L. vocāre, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Already has he stolen my vouchers and my certificates.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
For the truth of this, a printed voucher was produced, duly signed.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
But here I am only concerned with its wealth, for which grave writers are the vouchers.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
The vouchers are all wrong, and there, in idleness, lies the stuff that spells success.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
She shall make an annual report and produce the vouchers which shall be submitted to an auditor at least one week before the annual meeting.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
And on her dubious voucher he had taken Jake Nuddle into his employ.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The sympathy calmed her, and that so moderate, so humble, voucher of experience that things come round.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
George's vouchers and accounts had perished with himself; and it appeared he was in debt to the Commissioners.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If no wagons or teams were at hand, he impressed them and gave vouchers.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
It was a voucher of the Great Northern Railroad.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam
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In poetry:

But to conclude, and be concise,
Truth must Will's voucher be;
Truth never yet went in disguise,
For naked still is she.
"The Wandering Pilgrim" by Matthew Prior

In news:

GreenFree, the country's leading 2-for-1 green fee voucher, has built a strong following over the last ten years by providing golfers with value for money.
Inside, vouchers for vacations valued at $12,000 to $16,000.
20 in food & beverages for $10 (arrives as four $5 vouchers).
You'll get a voucher for 100 tickets for $50 dollars.
Row over Highland Council litter scheme Amazon vouchers.
Senate committee considering energy voucher program.
Will the School Voucher Plan be Implemented , or Will the Legal Challenge Derail It.
Justices weigh largest school voucher program.
Under a new promotion, customers who buy a diamond worth $2,499 or more from D. Geller and Son and will get a voucher for a free hunting rifle.
Republican-led school voucher bill dies in House subcommittee.
They were there to pick up vouchers for the following day's Big Blue Madness ticket distribution.
Only $75 With Tuition Help Voucher.
Evers calls voucher expansion ' morally wrong' in memo.
The public responded with donations, and as of Aug 16, she will have given out enough vouchers to have 104 cats spayed or neutered .
CATHOLIC Schools Week began yesterday with a plea from Philly Archbishop Charles Chaput for Catholics to push for passage of a school-voucher bill that would let parents choose where to spend education dollars.
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