voucher

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noun (1)

vouch·​er ˈvau̇-chər How to pronounce voucher (audio)
1
a
: a form or check indicating a credit against future purchases or expenditures
b
: a piece of supporting evidence : proof
c
: a documentary record of a business transaction
d
: a written affidavit or authorization : certificate
2
: 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
3
: an act of vouching

voucher

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verb

vouchered; vouchering; vouchers

transitive verb

1
: to establish the authenticity of
2
: to prepare a voucher for

voucher

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noun (2)

archaic
: one that guarantees : surety

Examples of voucher in a Sentence

Noun (1) a rock band's overpriced T-shirt has become the universally recognized voucher for one's attendance at a sold-out concert
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Based on survey data, every voucher redeemed replaces 3.4 vehicle trips and riding roughly 23.2 miles per week, replacing roughly 180,000 vehicle miles traveled a week, per the report. Esteban L. Hernandez, Axios, 16 July 2024 Likely uses of the money include additional housing vouchers, bridge loans for construction projects and other programs, city officials say. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, 8 July 2024
Verb
Established in 2012, this program awards vouchers to companies that successfully develop medicines for rare pediatric diseases. Joe and Courtney Dion, STAT, 10 June 2024 Now, most defendants are expected to pay cash bail before they are released, and a surety – a person who vouchers for the defendant and promises to supervise them – is generally not required. Megan T. Stevenson, The Conversation, 25 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for voucher 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

vouch entry 1 + -er entry 2

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1523, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Verb

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voucher was circa 1523

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Cite this Entry

“Voucher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voucher. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

voucher

noun
vouch·​er
ˈvau̇-chər
1
: one who vouches for another
2
: a paper that records a business dealing (as payment of a bill or credit for a future purchase)

Legal Definition

voucher

noun
vouch·​er ˈvau̇-chər How to pronounce voucher (audio)
1
: a documentary record of a business transaction
2
: a written affidavit or authorization
3
: a form or check indicating a credit against future purchases or expenditures
Etymology

Noun

Anglo-French, summoning of a person to guarantee title, from voucher to summon

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