• (n.) 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.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes,
in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) A discharge of flux, as of blood.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event;
hence, contest; test; trial.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) 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.
• (v. i.) To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed
• (v. i.) To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued
from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
• (v. i.) To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from
springs; light issues from the sun.
• (v. i.) To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended;
• (v. i.) To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the
• (v. i.) 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.
• (v. i.) To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know
not how the cause will issue.
• (v. i.) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which
the parties join issue.
• (v. t.) To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes
from a bank.
• (v. t.) To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
• (v. t.) To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to
issue an order; to issue a writ.