Is"sue (ĭsh"?), 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
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.
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
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
4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring.
In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a
common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
If the king Shak.
Should without issue die.
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
6. A discharge of flux, as of blood.
Matt. ix. 20.
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.
8. The final outcome or result; upshot;
conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
Come forth to view Shak.
The issue of the exploit.
While it is hot, I 'll put it to the
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.
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.
At issue, in controversy; disputed; opposing
or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing;
As much at issue with the summer day Mrs.
As if you brought a candle out of doors.
-- 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, or
take, issue, to take opposing
sides in a matter in controversy.
Is"sue, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Issued (ĭsh"?d); p. pr. & vb.
1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from
any inclosed place.
From it issued forced drops of
2. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth;
as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the
3. To proceed, as from a source; as, water
issues from springs; light issues from the
4. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to
be descended; to spring.
Of thy sons that shall issue from
thee. 2 Kings xx. 18.
5. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path
issues into the highway.
6. To be produced as an effect or result; to
grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits
issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
7. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn
out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
8. (Law) In pleading, to come to a
point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
Is"sue (ĭsh"?), v. t.
1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to
issue notes from a bank.
2. To deliver for use; as, to issue
3. To send out officially; to deliver by
authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a