issue

\ \ [13] The words issue and exit are closely related etymologically. Both go back ultimately to the Latin verb exīrego out’. Its past participle exitus became in Vulgar Latin exūtus, whose feminine form exūta was used as a noun meaning ‘going out, exit’. This passed into Old French as eissue, later issue, and thence into English. The original literal sense of the word still survives in English, particularly in relation to the outflow of liquid, but has been overtaken in frequency by various metaphorical extensions denoting a ‘giving out’ – such as the ‘issue’ of a book or magazine. The sense ‘point of discussion or consideration’ probably comes from a medieval legal expression join issue, which originally meant ‘jointly submit a disputed matter to the decision of the court’, and hence ‘argue about something’.
\ \ Cf.EXIT

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  • issue — issue …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • issue — [ isy ] n. f. • XIIe; de issu 1 ♦ Vx Action de sortir. 2 ♦ Mod. Ouverture, passage offrant la possibilité de sortir. ⇒ dégagement, 1. porte, sortie. Chercher une issue. Une issue de secours. « Toutes les issues de ma chambre étaient fortement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • issue — is·sue 1 / i ˌshü, ˌsyü/ n 1 pl: proceeds from a source of revenue (as an estate) rents, issue s, and profits 2: one or more lineal descendants died without issue compare …   Law dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • issue — [ish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [ is′yo͞o] n. [OFr pp. of issir, to go out < L exire < ex , out + ire, to go: see YEAR] 1. an outgoing; outflow; passing out 2. Archaic a way out; exit; outlet 3. a result; consequence; upshot 4. offspring; a child… …   English World dictionary

  • issue — ► NOUN 1) an important topic for debate or resolution. 2) the action of issuing. 3) each of a regular series of publications. 4) formal or Law children of one s own. ► VERB (issues, issued …   English terms dictionary

  • issue — [n1] point in question affair, argument, concern, contention, controversy, matter, matter of contention, point, point of departure, problem, puzzle, question, subject, topic; concepts 278,532 issue [n2] result causatum, conclusion, consequence,… …   New thesaurus

  • Issue — may refer to:* Issue (legal), a legal term * Issue (comics), a monthly Korean comics anthology magazine * Issues (album), an album by Korn * Issue (computers), a unit of work to accomplish an improvement in a data system * Issue tracking system,… …   Wikipedia

  • Issue — Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), v. t. 1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions. [1913 Webster] 3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue — Is sue, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Issued} ([i^]sh [ u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Issuing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place. [1913 Webster] From it issued forced drops of blood. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To go… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue 1 — is an expression which refers to the first edition of a publication such as a magazine, comic, or e zine, and is also used to denote the initial direction or output of creativity.Issue 1s are often sought for the following reasons:* The sometimes …   Wikipedia

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