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issue

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɪʃuː/
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.
(Definition of issue verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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