Definition of overissue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈiSH(y)o͞o/

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.
Example sentences
  • Each time, a state in fiscal crisis overissued paper money, causing inflation, debasement of the money, and commercial chaos.


The action of overissuing bonds, shares of stock, etc.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: o·ver·is·sue

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