- 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
- 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 for voucher
Word Origin and History for vouchering
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.