is·sue / ˈishoō/ • n. 1. an important topic or problem for debate or discussion: the issue of global warming money is not an issue. ∎ (is·sues) personal problems or difficulties: a nice guy with a great sense of humor and not too many issues. 2. the action of supplying or distributing an item for use, sale, or official purposes: the issue of promissory notes by the bank. ∎ each of a regular series of publications: the December issue of the magazine. ∎ a number or set of items distributed at one time: a share issue has been launched. 3. formal or Law children of one's own: he died without male issue. 4. the action of flowing or coming out: the point of issue | an issue of blood. 5. dated a result or outcome of something: the chance of carrying such a scheme to a successful issue was small. • v. (is·sues , is·sued , is·su·ing ) 1. [tr.] supply or distribute (something): licenses were issued indiscriminately to any company. ∎ (issue someone with) supply someone with (something). ∎ formally send out or make known: the minister issued a statement. ∎ put (something) on sale or into general use: Christmas stamps to be issued in November. 2. [intr.] (issue from) come, go, or flow out from: exotic smells issued from a nearby building. ∎ result or be derived from: the struggles of history issue from the divided heart of humanity. PHRASES: at issue under discussion; in dispute. make an issue of treat too seriously or as a problem. take issue with disagree with; challenge: she takes issue with the notion of crime as unique to contemporary society.DERIVATIVES: is·su·a·ble adj. is·su·ance / -əns/ n. is·sue·less adj. is·su·er n.
To promulgate or send out. In a lawsuit, a disputed point of law orquestion of fact, set forth in the pleadings, that is alleged by one party and denied by the other.
In the law governing the transfer or distribution of property, a child, children, and all individuals who descend from a common ancestor or descendents of any degree.
As applied to notes or bonds of a series, date of issue means the day fixed as the start of the period for which they run, with no reference to a specific date when the bonds or notes are to be sold and delivered. With regard to bonds only, bonds are issued to the purchaser when they are delivered.
When an issue of fact arises, the court or jury must consider and evaluate the weight of the evidence in order to reach a decision. An issue of law exists thereby providing a ground for a summary judgment sought by a party to the action when only one conclusion can be drawn by the court from the undisputed evidence, obviating the need for deliberation by a jury.
The term issue is frequently found in provisions of a deed. In testamentary matters, the meaning of issue is derived from the intent of the testator, a maker of a will. The intent is determined from the provisions of the will.
Hence as vb. XIV. prob. f. (O)F. pp. issu, of issir :- L. exīre.