To join issue
Issue Is"sue ([i^]sh"[-u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman, {Commence}, {Errant}, {Exit}, {Eyre}, {Initial}, {Yede} went.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury. [1913 Webster]

3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper. [1913 Webster]

4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants. [1913 Webster]

If the king Should without issue die. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits. [1913 Webster]

6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20. [1913 Webster]

7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part. [1913 Webster]

8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial. [1913 Webster]

Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide; a point of contention; a matter in controversy. [1913 Webster +PJC]

10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See {General issue}, under {General}, and {Feigned issue}, under {Feigned}. --Blount. Cowell. [1913 Webster]

{At issue}, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent. [1913 Webster]

As much at issue with the summer day As if you brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs. Browning.

{Bank of issue}, {Collateral issue}, etc. See under {Bank}, {Collateral}, etc.

{Issue pea}, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and discharge of pus.

{To join issue}, or {To take issue}, to take opposing sides in a matter in controversy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To join issue — Join Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take issue — Issue Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To join battle — Join Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • join issue — phrasal see join the issue * * * join issue 1. To begin to dispute 2. To take up the contrary view or side • • • Main Entry: ↑join …   Useful english dictionary

  • join issue — idi law a) to enter into controversy b) to submit an issue jointly for legal decision …   From formal English to slang

  • join — vt 1: to unite so as to form one unit join the claims in one action 2 a: to align oneself with esp. in a legal matter she join ed her husband as plaintiff b: to cause or order (a person) to become a party to a lawsuit if the person …   Law dictionary

  • Join — (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue — Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue pea — Issue Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • issue — [ish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [ is′yo͞o] n. [OFr pp. of issir, to go out < L exire < ex , out + ire, to go: see YEAR] 1. an outgoing; outflow; passing out 2. Archaic a way out; exit; outlet 3. a result; consequence; upshot 4. offspring; a child… …   English World dictionary

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