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 (legal) 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. At issue, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.
n (finance) A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.
v To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place.
v To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
v To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
v To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
v To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
v 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 To turn out (in a given way); to have a specified issue or result, to result (in).
v (legal) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
v To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
v To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
v To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.