Definition of overissue in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·is·sue
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈiSHo͞o

verb (overissues, overissuing, overissued)

[with object]
  • Issue (bonds, shares of stock, etc.) beyond the authorized amount or the issuer’s ability to pay them on demand.
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    • Each time, a state in fiscal crisis overissued paper money, causing inflation, debasement of the money, and commercial chaos.


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  • The action of overissuing bonds, shares of stock, etc..
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    • It was not the circulation of a large supply of money as such which was troublesome, but the overissue as compared with the real requirements of trade and industry.

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