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voucher

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noun vouch·er \ˈvau̇-chər\

Definition of voucher

  1. 1 :  an act of vouching

  2. 2 a :  a piece of supporting evidence :  proof b :  a documentary record of a business transaction c :  a written affidavit or authorization :  certificate d :  a form or check indicating a credit against future purchases or expenditures

  3. 3 :  a coupon issued by government to a parent or guardian to be used to fund a child's education in either a public or private school



Origin of voucher

Anglo-French, summons to guarantee a title, from voucher, verb


First Known Use: circa 1523


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voucher

verb vouch·er

Definition of voucher

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to establish the authenticity of

  3. 2 :  to prepare a voucher for



1609

First Known Use of voucher

1609


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voucher

noun vouch·er

Definition of voucher

archaic

  1. :  one that guarantees :  surety



Origin of voucher

1vouch + 2-er


First Known Use: 1612



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