› FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to offer for sale financial products such as shares or bonds: issue shares/stock/bonds The notes are being issued to fund public infrastructure improvements. About $8.8 billion of debt was issued to pay dividends.
› to officially publish or announce something: issue a report/statement/warning A competitor issued a statement calling its bid superior to the one that had been accepted. issue an apology/a notice/an order The city issued a certificate of occupancy for the new building.
› LAW to start a legal process: issue a warrant/writ The judge issued a writ of possession, an order that allowed the bank to take possession of the collateral.
› to give someone something, especially officially: issue sth to sb/sth Officials issued new passports to refugees at the consulate.issue sb with sth Employees who are off sick for more than seven days will be issued with notes.
› MONEY to make or release new coins, currency, or stamps: The regime in December issued new currency and wiped out private savings.