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ISSUE, noun ish'u.

1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out of any inclosed place; egress; applied to water or other fluid, to smoke, to a body of men, etc. We say, an issue of water from a pipe, from a spring, or from a river; an issue of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows; an issue of people from a door or house.

2. A sending out; as the issue of an order from a commanding officer or from a court; the issue of money from a treasury.

3. Event; consequence; end or ultimate result. Our present condition will be best for us in the issue

4. Passage out; outlet.

To God the Lord belong the issues from death. Psalms 68:20.

5. Progeny; a child or children; offspring; as, he had issue a son; and we speak of issue of the whole blood or half blood. A man dies without issue

6. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements or other property. A conveyed to B all his right to a term for years, with all the issues, rents and profits.

7. In surgery, a fontanel; a little ulcer made in some part of an animal body, to promote discharges.

8. Evacuation; discharge; a flux or running. Leviticus 12:7. Matthew 9:20.

9. In law, the close or result of pleadings; the point of matter depending in suit, on which the parties join, and put the case to trial by a jury.

10. A giving out from a repository; delivery; as an issue of rations or provisions from a store, or of powder from a magazine.

IS'SUE, verb intransitive

1. To pass or flow out; to run out of any inclosed place; to proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; blood issues from wounds; sap or gum issues from trees; light issues from the sun.

2. To go out; to rush out. Troops issued from the town and attacked the besiegers.

3. To proceed, as progeny; to spring.

Of thy sons that shall issue from thee--2 Kings 20:18.

4. To proceed; to be produced; to arise; to grow or accrue; as rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.

5. In legal pleadings, to come to a point in fact of law, on which the parties join and rest the decision of the cause. Our lawyers say, a cause issues to the court or to the jury; it issues in demurrer.

6. To close; to end. We know not how the cause will issue

IS'SUE, verb transitive To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue money from a treasury, or notes from a bank.

1. To send out; to deliver from authority; as, to issue an order from the department of war; to issue a writ or precept.

2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions from a store.