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[n] the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
[n] the act of issuing printed materials
[n] an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
[n] some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
[n] an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
[n] one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
[n] the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
[n] the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
[n] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
[n] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
[n] supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
[v] come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
[v] prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
[v] bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
[v] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
[v] circulate or distribute; "issue a new uniform to the children"



Misc. Definitions

\Is"sue\, n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman, {Commence}, {Errant}, {Exit}, {Eyre}, {Initial}, {Yede} went.]
1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants. If the king Should without issue die. --Shak.
5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20.
7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial. Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak. While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak.
9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide.
10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See {General issue}, under {General}, and {Feigned issue}, under {Feigned}. --Blount. Cowell. {At issue}, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent. As much at issue with the summer day As if you brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs. Browning. {Bank of issue}, {Collateral issue}, etc. See under {Bank}, {Collateral}, etc. {Issue pea}, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and discharge of pus. {To join}, or {take}, {issue}, to take opposing sides in a matter in controversy.
\Is"sue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Issued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Issuing}.]
1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place. From it issued forced drops of blood. --Shak.
2. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
3. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
4. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring. Of thy sons that shall issue from thee. --2 Kings xx. 1
5. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
6. To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
7. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
8. (Law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
\Is"sue\, v. t.
1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.

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