A*vouch" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Avouched (); p. pr. & vb. n. Avouching.] [OF. avochier, LL. advocare to recognize the existence of a thing, to advocate, fr. L. advocare to call to; ad + vocare to call. Cf. Avow to declare, Advocate, and see Vouch, v. t.]


To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority.


They avouch many successions of authorities. Coke.


To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.

We might be disposed to question its authencity, it if were not avouched by the full evidence. Milman.


To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to affirm openly.

If this which he avouches does appear. Shak.

Such antiquities could have been avouched for the Irish. Spenser.


To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.

Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God. Deut. xxvi. 17.


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A*vouch" (?), n.

Evidence; declaration.


The sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes. Shak.


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