from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of substantiating evidence; a proof.
  • noun A written record of expenditure, disbursement, or completed transaction.
  • noun A written authorization or certificate, especially one exchangeable for cash or representing a credit against future expenditures.
  • transitive verb To substantiate or authenticate with evidence.
  • transitive verb To prepare a voucher for.
  • transitive verb To issue a voucher to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who vouchės, or gives attestation or confirmation; one who is surety for another.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services.
  • noun A receipt.
  • noun A person who vouches.
  • verb transitive To establish the authenticity of; to vouch for.
  • verb transitive To provide a vouch for (an expenditure).
  • verb transitive To provide (a beneficiary) with a voucher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
  • noun a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure


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