voucher

noun (1)
vouch·​er | \ ˈvau̇-chər How to pronounce voucher (audio) \

Definition of voucher

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : 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

verb
vouchered; vouchering; vouchers

Definition of voucher (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

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

voucher

noun (2)

Definition of voucher (Entry 3 of 3)

archaic
: one that guarantees : surety

First Known Use of voucher

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

History and Etymology for voucher

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

vouch entry 1 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of voucher was circa 1523

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“Voucher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voucher. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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voucher

noun
vouch·​er | \ ˈvau̇-chər How to pronounce voucher (audio) \

Legal Definition of voucher

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

History and Etymology for voucher

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

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