is·​su·​ance ˈi-shə-wən(t)s How to pronounce issuance (audio)

Examples of issuance in a Sentence

the issuance of a search warrant the issuance of an instruction sheet to each member of the class
Recent Examples on the Web Assists organizations in raising capital by underwriting or acting as the client’s agent in the issuance of securities. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 In March 2020, Jackson County Circuit Court temporarily suspended the issuance of writs for two months to protect the health of the public and court employees. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 13 Feb. 2024 In 2012, the IRS sought to resolve the uncertainty in the law through issuance of a Chief Counsel Notice. Matthew Roberts, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Board members would have had to approve a corresponding resolution that would have allowed the district to reimburse itself for any costs associated with this project through the future issuance of these bonds. Lina Ruiz, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Mar. 2024 Proposition 1 approves the issuance of a new $6.4-billion bond to support 10,000 treatment and housing beds and reconfigures a 20-year-old tax for mental health services to also fund treatment for drug addiction. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 The Administration decided to work with us to implement our amendment through the issuance of a national-security memorandum. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2024 One issuance, due 2026, is trading at 74 cents on the dollar. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 6 Mar. 2024 From 2019 to 2023, OSHA said inspectors performed eight investigations of ALJ worksites that resulted in the issuance of 24 willful citations, 16 serious citations, and more than $2.3 million in penalties. Steve Lieberman, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of issuance was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Issuance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


is·​su·​ance ˈish-u̇-wən(t)s How to pronounce issuance (audio)
: the act of issuing especially officially

Legal Definition


is·​su·​ance ˈi-shü-əns How to pronounce issuance (audio)
: the act or an instance of issuing
the issuance of the injunction was upheld

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