from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of substantiating evidence; a proof.
- n. A written record of expenditure, disbursement, or completed transaction.
- n. A written authorization or certificate, especially one exchangeable for cash or representing a credit against future expenditures.
- transitive v. To substantiate or authenticate with evidence.
- transitive v. To prepare a voucher for: properly vouchering each transaction.
- transitive v. To issue a voucher to: a company that vouchers employees when the payroll cannot be met.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services.
- n. A receipt.
- n. A person who vouches.
- v. To establish the authenticity of; to vouch for.
- v. To provide a vouch for (an expenditure).
- v. To provide (a beneficiary) with a voucher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. The tenant in a writ of right; one who calls in another to establish his warranty of title. In common recoveries, there may be a single voucher or double vouchers.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who vouchės, or gives attestation or confirmation; one who is surety for another.
- n. A book, paper, document, or stamp which serves to prove the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; specifically, a receipt or other written evidence of the payment of money.
- n. In old English law: The tenant in a writ of right; one who called in another to establish his warranty of title. In common recoveries there might be a single voucher or double vouchers. [Also written vouchor.] The calling in of a person to vouch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
- n. someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
- n. a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure
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Kaiser Health News reports that when respondents are told what the terms mean, support for the planned "premium support" rises from 46 percent to 54 percent In the same poll, when respondents are told what the term "voucher" means, support for leaving Medicare alone rose from 50 percent to 58 percent.
The Republican s didn't cotton to the idea of using the word voucher so they started using "coupon".
And use the word "voucher" as often as you can, because it really gets under Ryan's skin for some reason.
The word "voucher" can mean whatever they choose it to mean.
The reason that the voucher is a nice idea is that, with state support of state universities at almost trivial levels in many cases, what is the point of even having a state school?
Spending $6-8k for a $20 voucher is hardly worth the effort.
Ryan said Sunday that he prefers to call it a "premium support" program, but it has been called a voucher program in several news stories.
Unlike open ended entitlements, the voucher is tied directly to a tax.
Since the voucher is linked to a dedicated tax, the choice for the voters is clearcut.
The voucher is linked to the tax that supports it.