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Voucher

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Vo'ucher. v.s. [from vouch.] One who gives witness to any thing.

                    Better to starve,
Than crave the hire which first we do deserve:
Why in this wolvish gown should I stand here,
To beg of Hob and Dick, that do appear,
Their needless voucher?
Shakesp. Coriolanus.

The stamp is a mark, and a public voucher, that a piece of such denomination is of such a weight, and of such a fineness, i.e. has so much silver in it. Locke.

All the great writers of that age stand up together as vouchers for one another's reputation. Spectator, №. 253.

I have added nothing to the malice or absurdity of them, which it behoves me to declare, since the vouchers themselves will be so soon lost. Pope.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Coriolanus (80) · Locke, John (269) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Voucher." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19867.


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