ETYM Old Fren. issue, eissue, French issue, from Old Fren. issir, eissir, to go out, Latin exire.
1. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled.
2. One of a series published periodically; SYN. number.
3. Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government; SYN. military issue, government issue.
4. The act of issuing printed materials; SYN. publication.
5. The provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); SYN. issuing, issuance.
Disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned.
The provision of money temporarily (usually at interest).
Form of borrowing by individuals, businesses, and governments.
Individuals and companies usually obtain loans from banks. The loan with interest is typically paid back in fixed monthly installments over a period of between one and five years in the UK, although longer-term loans and different repayment conditions may be negotiated. Debentures and mortgages are specific forms of loan. In business, loans are the second most important way after retained profit in which firms finance their expansion.