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

Definition of issuance 

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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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Last year, commissioners approved a park bond issuance that ended up totaling $27.4 million. Meris Lutz, ajc, "Cobb Parks: County approves purchase of 30 acres of Tritt property," 26 June 2018 While zoned primarily for rural residential or agricultural uses, a church is allowed in the area with the issuance of a major use permit. J. Harry Jones,, "Hindu temple to be built in the San Pasqual Valley," 26 June 2018 The meeting of finance chiefs is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday with the issuance of a statement in which officials will attempt to highlight points of agreement on economic policy. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, "Germany’s Scholz Hopeful G-20 Officials Can Work Out Trade Differences," 20 Mar. 2018 The Merriam City Council unanimously approved the issuance of $24 million in general-obligation bonds Jan. 22 to fund the city’s new community center, which is slated to open in 2020. Traci Badalucco, kansascity, "Merriam issues bonds, begins design-build negotiations for new community center | The Kansas City Star," 26 Jan. 2018 In Pitman, a Gloucester County community that developed around a Methodist camp meeting more than a century ago, voters in 2016 approved the issuance of up to three liquor licenses. Kevin Riordan,, "Like other dry South Jersey towns, Riverton hopes to refresh businesses with brew," 14 Jan. 2018 The grand jury deliberated and approved the issuance of a subpoena. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Brett Kavanaugh, Trump and what the Starr Report says about impeachment, annotated," 11 July 2018 Combined with a quicker pace of government-debt issuance due to growing deficits, this could help to push yields higher, said Deutsche Bank’s Mr. Slok. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Tax Wrinkle Spurs Pension Funds to Buy More Treasurys," 5 July 2018 Expected appeals of the permit issuance are apt to stretch out for months. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Missouri approves permit to expand cattle feedlot by Powell Gardens; appeal expected," 15 June 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

: 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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