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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The incident comes after dozens of protesters filled the Capitol to demonstrate against a new law that seeks to curb the fraudulent issuance of medical exemptions for vaccinations. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Protester dumps red liquid on California lawmakers, forcing evacuation of Senate floor," 13 Sep. 2019 Without the issuance of new shares, the company sees no benefit — only its current shareholders stand to profit. Owen Thomas,, "Can Silicon Valley break the IPO?," 21 Aug. 2019 The issuance of the new code of conduct was accepted by the TA and other supporters groups around the league as a necessary step and most of the general parameters were acceptable and agreed upon., "Portland Timbers front office explains stance on Iron Front symbol, political signage and human rights," 19 Aug. 2019 In our digital age, online dictionaries are revised almost continually, whereas the issuance of a new print edition of Webster’s or the Oxford English Dictionary is the expensive labor of many years. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Semantic Drift," 22 July 2019 January 2018: The supreme court remanded back to Madras high court the pleas relating to the issuance of LOCs against Karti and others. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "A timeline of key events that led to the arrest of India’s former finance minister," 22 Aug. 2019 But there too volume tumbled as issuance dwindled and interest rates fell, eroding margins. The Economist, "The woes of bond insurers," 15 Aug. 2019 The board also passed resolutions related to the issuance of bonds. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How they voted, Aug. 4," 4 Aug. 2019 Rosselló’s Treasury Secretary Raul Maldonado was fired last month after disclosing in a radio interview a federal investigation into influence peddling, issuance of fake licenses, destruction of documents and accessing privileged taxpayer records. Michael Deibert,, "Puerto Rico’s governor poised to resign amid ongoing protests," 24 July 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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miscellaneous remnants or debris

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