In question, under discussion; also, to be decided. For example, Who will pay for the refreshments was the point at issue. [Early 1800s]
In conflict, in disagreement, as in Physicians are still at issue over the appropriate use of hormone therapy. This usage, from legal terminology, was defined by Sir William Blackstone (Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1768), who said that when a point is affirmed by one side and denied by the other, “they are then said to be at issue.”
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But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other public officials.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
The place was well defended by earthworks and natural parapets, and for several hours the issue of the contest was doubtful.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In one sense, then, the new issue has adequate expansibility for ordinary needs.
Accordingly, the question "How far does the note issue under the new system seem likely to prove an elastic one?"
From that region they issue to inflict diseases, especially blindness and deafness.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini