is·​su·​ance | \ ˈi-shə-wən(t)s How to pronounce issuance (audio) , -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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Hawaiians viewed issuance of the emergency proclamation and the growing threat of police force against them as a demonstration of how little has changed in Hawaii over the past 126 years. Trisha Kehaulani Watson-sproat, Vox, "Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Maunakea from a telescope," 24 July 2019 In some states, eligibility under SNAP can be established through the issuance of an informational brochure explaining the available assistance or referring applicants to other sources of financial assistance. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Trump’s plan to throw 3 million people off food stamps shows his cruelty to the poor," 23 July 2019 The woman was arrested and taken to the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of weapons charges. Imani Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Pontiac woman arrested after trying to bring stun gun to court," 17 July 2019 These macroeconomic mishaps occurred against the background of the issuance of Eurobond and a short-term loan contracted by the Cocoa Board in the same year. Priscilla Twumasi-baffour, Quartz Africa, "Many Ghanaians think their country should divorce the IMF—that isn’t likely to happen," 8 July 2019 The Birmingham City Council next week will hold a public hearing on a proposal that block issuance of new businesses licenses for self-storage facilities for the next year. Anna Beahm |,, "Ordinance would stop licenses for new Birmingham self-storage for year," 25 June 2019 The current administration has announced plans to crack down on international students and visitors who overstay in the US, even as the issuance of F-1 student visas continues to drop. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa," 5 July 2019 In 2018, the district started a commercial paper program -- which has allowed the district short-term financing to start projects before the issuance of bonds. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Dallas ISD may ask voters for $2.5 billion for its aging schools," 21 June 2019 Some of the funding could come from increasing charges to electricity ratepayers and from issuance of new bonds backed by the utility’s future revenues. Matt Wirz, WSJ, "PG&E Bond Prices Jump as Shares Dip," 24 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce issuance (audio) \

Kids Definition of issuance

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


is·​su·​ance | \ ˈi-shü-əns How to pronounce issuance (audio) \

Legal Definition of issuance

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

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