Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun An excessive issue; an issue in excess of the conditions which should regulate or control it. See the verb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb economics To issue shares or banknotes to an extent beyond the ability to pay, or in excess of authorization
  • noun The act of so overissuing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ issue

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