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]


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