|n.||1.||One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.|
|2.||A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; also, any acquittance or receipt showing the payment of a debt; |
|3.||(Law) The act of calling in a person to make good his warranty of title in the old form of action for the recovery of lands.|
|4.||A document attesting to a credit against certain defined expenditures; a recipt for prepayment; - often used in pre-arranged travel plans, to provide evidence of pre-payment of the cost of lodging, transportation, or meals.|
|Noun||1.||voucher - someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement|
|2.||voucher - a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure|
|3.||voucher - a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed|
VOUCHER, accounts. An account book in which are entered the acquittances, or warrants for the accountant's discharge. It also signifies any acquittance or receipt, which is evidence of payment, or of the debtor's being discharged. See 3 Halst. 299.
VOUCHER, common recoveries. The voucher in common recoveries, is the person
on whom the tenant to the praecipe calls to defend the title to the land,
because he is supposed to have warranted the title to him at the time of the
2. The person usually employed for this purpose is the cryer of the court, who is therefore called the common voucher. Vide Cruise, Dig. tit. 36, c. 3, s. 1; 22 Vin. Ab. 26; Dane, Index, h.t.; and see Recovery.