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[ish-oo-uh ns] /ˈɪʃ u əns/
the act of issuing.
Origin of issuance
1860-65, Americanism; issue + -ance
Related forms
preissuance, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for issuance
  • However, if the issuance of the contract was tantamount to signing it, then the signing would be unnecessary.
  • And that's true in every state with laws requiring the issuance of a license to those who meet the requirements.
  • So this should also be a possible delay in their issuance by the supernova, which does not seem credible.
  • Local government liquidity is also being supplemented by bond issuance.
  • The issuance of a new currency cannot be done overnight.
  • In the early days of dim-sum issuance, approval took only a month or two, a sign the government wanted the market to succeed.
  • Debt markets would be moribund, were it not for government-guaranteed issuance.
  • There are limits to issuance of longer-dated liabilities.
  • Free night certificates expire six months after issuance.
  • The issuance of e-tickets means that flight information can be stored, making it virtually impossible to lose a flight ticket.
British Dictionary definitions for issuance


the act of issuing
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Word Origin and History for issuance

1863, American English, from issue (v.) + -ance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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