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

2 of 3

verb

vouchered; vouchering; vouchers

transitive verb

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

voucher

3 of 3

noun (2)

archaic
: one that guarantees : surety

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 6 Dec. 2022.

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

History and Etymology for voucher

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

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