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 child, heir
3 a: a vital question or problem
cited a national security issue
raised an issue of public safety
b: a matter of dispute between two or more parties; specif: a single material point of fact or law in litigation that is affirmed by one side and denied by the other and that is a subject of the final determination (as by jury) of the proceedings
genuine issue: an issue of fact that requires adjudication by trial rather than summary judgment because sufficient evidence exists to support a verdict for the party opposing the motion for summary judgment
◇ The burden is on the party moving for summary judgment to show that no genuine issue is in dispute.
issue of fact: a dispute about a material fact that is raised by pleadings and that must be resolved by a decision under the law in order to become res judicata
issue of law: a question specifically regarding the application of law to a case
instructed the jury on various issues of lawUnited States v. Levine, 41 F.3d 607 (1994)
c: the point at which a legal matter is ready for determination (as by trial)
filed pleadings and brought the case to issue
4 a: the offering or selling of a group of securities by a corporation or government
a new bond issue
b: the securities offered or sold in such a group
sold the entire issue
at issue also in issue: under discussion or in dispute
is·sue 2 /'i-shü/ vb is·sued, is·su·ing
vi
profits issuing from the sale of the stock
2: to become available or be put forth by authority
waited for the search warrant to issue
vt: to put forth or distribute usu. officially
issue a subpoena
issue bonds
issue credit
is·su·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

issue
I (matter in dispute) noun causa, cause, debatable point, disputed point of law, disputed question, fact put in controversy by the pleadings, field of inquiry, item on the agenda, material point, material point deduced by the pleadings, matter, matter in hand, matter in question, matter of contention, point, point in question, problem, proposition, question, question at issue, res, subject for inquiry, topic under consideration associated concepts: bond issue, collateral issue, fundamental issue, genuine issue, immaterial issue, joining of issue, justiciable issue, labor issue, material issue, moot issue, note of issue, triable issue foreign phrases:
- Placita negativa duo exitum non faciunt. — Two negative pleas do not make an issue
II (progeny) noun child, children, descendants, family, heirs, liberi, lineage, lineal descendants, offspring, progenies, stirps associated concepts: adopted children, die without issue, failure of issue, last issue, legitimate issue foreign phrases:
- Si quis praegnantem uxorem reliquit, non videtur sine liberis decessisse. — If a man dies, leaving his wife pregnant, he is considered as having died childless
III (publish) verb air, announce, assert formally, bring into the open, broadcast, call public attention to, circulate, communicate, declare, disclose, dispense, disperse, disseminate, distribute, divulge, edere, enunciate, expose, give out, give public notice of, inform, lay before the public, make a public announcement, make known, notify, notify publicly, offer to the public, post, print, proclaim, promulgate, pronounce, pronuntiare, proponere, propound, publicize, put forth, put forward, put into circulation, put out, release, reveal, send out, set forth, spread, state, utter with conviction associated concepts: issue a decision of the court, issue a judgment, issue an order IV (send forth) verb break forth, burst forth, come forward, come onto the horizon, come out, come out in the open, egredi, egress, emanate, emerge, erumpere, exire, exit, exude, flow, flow out, make its appearance, manifest itself, pour forth, pour out, put in an appearance, spring up, stream, surface, surge, transmit associated concepts: issue stock V index accrue (arise), administer (tender), bestow, blood, cause of action, cessation (termination), child, children, circulate, confer (give), contention (argument), denouement, derivation, descendant, dispense, disperse (disseminate), disseminate, divide (distribute), dole, effect, emanate, emerge, emit, ensue, evolve, exude, family (household), impart, issuance, matter (subject), mete, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outflow, outgrowth, output, point (item), post, posterity, proceed (go forward), product, progeny, promulgate, propagate (spread), publication (printed matter), publish, result, send, serial, serve (deliver a legal instrument), signify (inform), stem (originate), subject (topic), succession, supervene, tender, thesis, transmit, utter

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


issue
n.
(1) A problem or question; a topic for debate.
(2) The act of sending something out formally; promulgation.
(3) Children; descendants.
(4) The act of offering corporate securities for sale.
v.
To send out or distribute; to promulgate; to offer something up for sale.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


issue
descendants.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


issue
A term generally meaning all of one's children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. Also called lineal descendants.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


issue
n.
1 A question of law or fact disputed by the parties.
2 In estate law, the descendants of a common ancestor; offspring.
@ collateral issue
Incidental to the central issue in a matter.
@ material issue
An issue which directly bears on the outcome of a matter; significant to the determination of a fact in dispute.
@

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


issue
To promulgate or send out. In a lawsuit, a disputed point of law or question of fact, set forth in the pleadings, that is alleged by one party and denied by the other.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


issue
I
To promulgate or send out. In a lawsuit, a disputed point of law or question of fact, set forth in the pleadings, that is alleged by one party and denied by the other.
 
In the law governing the transfer or distribution of property, a child, children, and all individuals who descend from a common ancestor or descendents of any degree.
II 1. The disputed pint in a disagreement between parties in a lawsuit. 2. To send out officially, as in to issue an order.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

issue
   1) n. a person's children or other lineal descendants such as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It does not mean all heirs, but only the direct bloodline. Occasionally, there is a problem in determining whether a writer of a will or deed meant issue to include descendants beyond his or her immediate children. While a child or children are alive, issue refers only to them, but if they are deceased then it will apply to the next living generation unless there is language in the document which shows it specifically does not apply to them.
   2) n. any matter of dispute in a legal controversy or lawsuit, very commonly used in such phrases as "the legal issues are," "the factual issues are," "this is an issue which the judge must decide," or "please, counsel, let us know what issues you have agreed upon."
   3) v. to send out, promulgate, publish or make the original distribution, such as a corporation selling and distributing shares of stock to its initial investors.
   4) n. the shares of stock or bonds of a corporation which have been sold and distributed.
   See also: bond corporation heirs of the body incorporation share stock

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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