overissue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ issue

Verb[edit]

overissue (third-person singular simple present overissues, present participle overissuing, simple past and past participle overissued)

  1. (transitive) To issue too much or too many of.
    The government is accused of overissuing food stamps.
  2. (economics) To issue shares or banknotes to an extent beyond the ability to pay, or in excess of authorization

Noun[edit]

overissue (plural overissues)

  1. The act of so overissuing.
    • 1838, Henry Brougham, Political Philosophy
      An overissue of government paper.