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government issue

or government-issue

(often initial capital letter) issued or supplied by the government or one of its agencies.
Origin of government issue
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • During the evening, he disassembled the government-issue needlebeam and inspected its parts.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • He flung the government-issue needlebeam at Jay, and caught him full on the forehead.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for government-issue

government issue

supplied by a government or government agency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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