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N VOUCHER Definition & Legal Meaning

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A receipt, acquittance, or release, which may serve as evidence of pay- ment or discharge of a debt, or to certify the correctness of accounts. An account- book containing the acquittances or receipts showing the accountant’s discharge of his obligations. Q Whitwell v. Willard, 1 Mete. (Mass.) 218. The term “voucher,” when used in connection with the disbursements of moneys, implies some written or printed instrument in the nature of a receipt, note, account, bill of particulars, or something of that character which shows on Pwhat account or by what authority a particular payment has been made, and which may be kept or filed away by the party receiving it, for his own convenience or protection, or that of the public. People v. Swigert, 107 111. 504. In old conveyancing. The person on Qwhom the tenant calls to defend the title to the land, because he warranted the title to him at the time of the original purchase.


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