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[ree-ish-oo or, esp. British, -is-yoo]
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  1. something that is issued again, as a book or a motion picture.
  2. an official reprinting of a postage stamp after the original printing has been stopped.
verb (used with object), re·is·sued, re·is·su·ing.
  1. to issue again.
verb (used without object), re·is·sued, re·is·su·ing.
  1. to come forth or flow out again.

Origin of reissue

First recorded in 1610–20; re- + issue
Related formsre·is·su·a·ble, adjective
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verb (tr)
  1. to issue (a recording, book, etc) again
  1. something, esp a recording or book, which has been issued again
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Word Origin and History for reissue


1610s, from re- "back, again" + issue (v.). Related: Reissued; reissuing. The noun is attested from 1805.

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