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Definition of Issue

Issue

  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.
  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.
  7. 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.
  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. 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.
  11. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place.
  12. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
  13. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
  14. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
  15. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
  16. 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.
  17. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
  18. In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
  19. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
  20. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
  21. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.

Issue Quotations

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.
Eden Ahbez

Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can't see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
Gail Collins

Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.
Malcolm Turnbull

The issue of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals has vexed politicians for decades. I have my own cloudy history with the issue, having supported a law in Mississippi that made it illegal for LGBT couples to adopt children. I believed at the time this was a principled position based on my faith.
Ronnie Musgrove
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Issue Translations

issue in Afrikaans is afkondig
issue in Danish is udgive
issue in Dutch is uitgeven, emitteren
issue in German is ausgeben, Ausgabe, Nummer, ausgeben, Ergebnis
issue in Italian is emettere
issue in Latin is eventus, exorior
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