is·​su·​ance | \ ˈi-shə-wən(t)s , -shü-ən(t)s\

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the issuance of a search warrant the issuance of an instruction sheet to each member of the class

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Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday with the issuance of a joint statement, may have helped to ease tensions at least slightly between the world's two biggest economic powers. Martin Crutsinger And Paul Wiseman,, "U.S., China agree to cut American trade deficit," 20 May 2018 Melissa Leo as Reverend Mother runs a strict house, but times are changing in the early 1960s, and so are the church's rules, with the issuance of the Vatican II. Chris Ball,, "Oscar winner 'The Shape of Water' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 18 Mar. 2018 The lawsuit, which aims to stop the issuance of permits for the use of seismic air guns, will be filed by a coalition of environmental groups in federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday, according to the individuals. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Environmental groups to sue over offshore drilling tests," 10 Dec. 2018 The most rigorous condition requires the developer to complete an extensive traffic impact study prior to the issuance of any development permit. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Duluth approves zoning for 55 townhomes on Duluth Highway/S.R. 120," 18 May 2018 In 2006, subprime MBS issuance topped out at $933 billion. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?," 29 Aug. 2018 The standard for issuance of an injunction is the familiar four part test., "Text: Federal judge’s ruling temporarily extends housing program for Hurricane Maria referees," 1 July 2018 The appeals court ruled that Mr. Trump had exceeded the authority Congress had given him over immigration and had violated a part of the immigration laws barring discrimination in the issuance of visas. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Trump’s Travel Ban Is Upheld by Supreme Court," 26 June 2018 The nuclear asset sale and 600 billion yen raised in December through new share issuance together will resolve its capital shortage by the end of its fiscal year, Toshiba said in the statement. Fortune, "Toshiba Agrees to its Sell Westinghouse Nuclear Unit Assets to Boost Capital," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of issuance

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of issuance

formal : the official act of making something available or of giving something to people to be used : the act of officially issuing something


is·​su·​ance | \ ˈi-shü-əns \

Kids Definition of issuance

: the act of making something available or distributing something : the act of issuing


is·​su·​ance | \ ˈi-shü-əns \

Legal Definition of issuance

: the act or an instance of issuing the issuance of the injunction was upheld

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