1. To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has . . . affirmed.Swift.
2. To assert; to aver; to declare. Shak.
(Vouch), n. Warrant; attestation. [Obs.]
The vouch of very malice itself.Shak.
(Vouch*ee") n. (Law) The person who is vouched, or called into court to support or make
good his warranty of title in the process of common recovery. Blackstone.
1. One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
Will his vouchers vouch him no more?Shak.
The great writers of that age stand up together as vouchers for one another's reputation.Spectator.
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; as, the merchant's books
are his vouchers for the correctness of his accounts; notes, bonds, receipts, and other writings, are used
as vouchers in proving facts.
3. (Law) (a) 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. (b) 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. Blackstone.
(Vouch"ment) n. A solemn assertion. [R.]
(Vouch"or) n. (Law) Same as Voucher, 3 (b).
(Vouch*safe") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vouchsafed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vouchsafing.] [Vouch +
safe, that is, to vouch or answer for safety.]
1. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.
If ye vouchsafe that it be so.Chaucer.
Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?Shak.
It is not said by the apostle that God vouchsafed to the heathens the means of salvation.South.
2. To receive or accept in condescension. [Obs.] Shak.
(Vouch*safe"), v. i. To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop. Chaucer.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Vouchsafe, illustrious Ormond, to beholdDryden.
What power the charms of beauty had of old.
(Vouch*safe"ment) n. The act of vouchsafing, or that which is vouchsafed; a gift or
grant in condescension. Glanvill.