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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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 Donald Trump has made his displeasure well-known since the opinion’s issuance on June 27. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "What’s driving Trump’s war with the Supreme Court on the census citizenship question," 10 July 2019 Hence opposition to greater issuance of H1-B visas, which relax U.S. immigration rules on certain foreign workers deemed especially skilled and essential to their employers or fields. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: In sports, and STEM, immigrants contribute," 7 July 2019 According to the settlement, Signet would also follow compliance actions to ensure consumers know and consent to the issuance of credit cards, payment-protection insurance and other related products. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Jewelry Retailer Accused of Opening Fake Store Credit-Card Accounts," 16 Jan. 2019 Clusters of thunderstorms brought more heavy rain to much of the area over the weekend, leading to the issuance of flood warnings and advisories on many rivers across northern Illinois. Tom Skilling,, "Heavy rain threat wanes as storms shift south," 10 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

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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