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overissue

[oh-ver-ish-oo or, esp. British, -is-yoo] /ˈoʊ vərˌɪʃ u or, esp. British, -ˌɪs yu/
noun
1.
an excessive issue of stocks or bonds, as in excess of the needs of the business or in excess of charter authorization.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; over- + issue
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  • Includes print overruns, overissue publications, and obsolete inventories.
British Dictionary definitions for overissue

overissue

/ˈəʊvərˌɪsjuː; -ˌɪʃuː/
verb (transitive) -sues, -suing, -sued
1.
to issue (shares, banknotes, etc) in excess of demand or ability to pay
noun
2.
shares, banknotes, etc, thus issued
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