from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The issue, as of notes or securities, in excess of the issuer's capital, credit, or authority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To issue shares or banknotes to an extent beyond the ability to pay, or in excess of authorization
  • n. The act of so overissuing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An excessive issue; an issue, as of notes or bonds, exceeding the limit of capital, credit, or authority.
  • transitive v. To issue in excess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To issue in excess, as bank-notes or bills of exchange beyond the number or amount authorized by law or warranted by the capital stock; more loosely, to issue in excess of the wants of the public or the ability of the issuer to pay; issue contrary to law, prudence, or honesty.
  • n. An excessive issue; an issue in excess of the conditions which should regulate or control it. See the verb.


over- +‎ issue (Wiktionary)



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