- a person or thing that vouches.
- a document, receipt, stamp, or the like, that gives evidence of an expenditure.
- a form authorizing a disbursement of cash or a credit against a purchase or expense to be made in the future.
- written authorization; credential.
- a piece of evidence or proof.
- Early English Law.
- a person called into court to warrant another's title.
- the act of vouching another person to make good a warranty.
- to pay for, guarantee, or authorize by voucher.
- to prepare a voucher for.
Origin of voucher
Examples from the Web for voucher
He again turns Medicare into a voucher program, a position he had to stifle in 2012, because Romney did not approve.Why Paul Ryan’s Star Dimmed
March 21, 2013
A year ago, Candidate Ryan called for voucher care instead of Medicare for Americans who were then 55 and under.GOP Meltdown: Paul Ryan Doubles Down On His Losing Southern Strategy
March 10, 2013
The ticket or voucher for travel will not be replaced if lost, mutilated, or stolen.The Orbitz Business Travel Survey Sweepstakes
December 14, 2012
The Medicare drug benefit began in 2006 with a voucher approach.David Brooks Defends the Ryan Plan
October 11, 2012
And in a direct shot at Paul Ryan, Obama vowed not to turn Medicare into a voucher program.Obama’s DNC Speech: A Sober Call to Arms
September 7, 2012
I suppose he would have his Lordship's signing to this letter to be taken as a voucher for him.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I signed for each of them a voucher, on a sheet of the hotel paper, for a photograph.My Double Life
Yes, sir; and what's stranger still, I have a voucher for it.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
A voucher or written testimony to the truth of any statement.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
"I can give you a voucher for the whole amount," says Steele.Shorty McCabe on the Job
- a document serving as evidence for some claimed transaction, as the receipt or expenditure of money
- British a ticket or card serving as a substitute for casha gift voucher
- a person or thing that vouches for the truth of some statement, etc
- any of certain documents that various groups of British nationals born outside Britain must obtain in order to settle in Britain
- English law obsolete
- the summoning into court of a person to warrant a title to property
- the person so summoned
Word Origin and History for voucher
originally "summoning of a person into court to warrant the title to a property;" see vouch. Meaning "receipt from a business transaction" is first attested 1690s; sense of "document which can be exchanged for goods or services" is attested from 1947.
A credit of a certain monetary value that can be used only for a specified purpose, such as to pay for housing or for food. Food stamps are a kind of voucher.