[[t]ˈɪʃ u[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈɪs yu[/t]] n. v. -sued, -su•ing
1) the act of sending out or putting forth; promulgation; distribution
2) a series of things or one of a series of things that is printed, published, or distributed at one time:
a new bond issue; the latest issue of a magazine[/ex]
3) a point in question or a matter that is in dispute
4) a matter or dispute, the decision of which is of special or public importance
5) a point at which a matter is ready for decision:
to bring a case to an issue[/ex]
6) something proceeding from any source, as a product, result, or consequence
7) the result or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc
8) offspring; progeny:
to die without issue[/ex]
9) a going, coming, passing, or flowing out
10) a place or means of egress; outlet or exit
11) something that comes out, as an outflowing stream
12) a distribution of food rations, clothing, or equipment to military personnel
13) pat
a) a discharge of blood, pus, or the like
b) an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge
14) law issues, (in English law) the profits from land or other property
15) to deliver for use, sale, etc.; put into circulation
16) to mint, print, or publish for sale or distribution
17) to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to military personnel
18) to send out; discharge; emit
19) to go, pass, or flow out; emerge:
to issue forth to battle[/ex]
20) to be sent, put forth, or distributed authoritatively or publicly
21) to be printed or published
22) to originate or proceed from any source
23) to arise as a result or consequence; result
24) law to be born or descended
25) law to come as a yield or profit, as from land
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME < MF: place or passage out is′sue•less, adj. is′su•er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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