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

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Examples of issuance in a Sentence

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

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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 Good data are not available, but intermittent government snapshot reports tend to find that fewer than a sixth of the nondetained are actually removed after the issuance of a final removal order. David A. Martin, Vox, "How to fix the crisis caused by Central American asylum seekers — humanely," 2 July 2018 About a half-dozen more inspections, which could lead to the issuance of more certificates to operate, are scheduled over the next two months. Randy Tucker,, "First medical marijuana grower gets green light to start planting in Ohio," 29 June 2018 The appeals court ruled that 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,, "Supreme Court upholds Trump ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries," 26 June 2018 But many are betting a combination of higher debt issuance and divergent growth outlooks between the U.S. and the rest of the world will keep driving interest rates higher, a factor that could gradually start to take a bigger toll on the economy. Akane Otani, WSJ, "From Housing to Stocks, Rising U.S. Bond Yields Are Being Felt," 24 May 2018 The government may reduce issuance of shorter-maturity bonds, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg said in an interview last week. Subhadip Sircar,, "India Seeks to Jump Start Debt Demand Again as Borrowings Loom," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of issuance

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of issuance was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of issuance

: 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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