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government issue

or gov·ern·ment-is·sue

  1. (often initial capital letter) issued or supplied by the government or one of its agencies.
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Origin of government issue

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for government issue

Historical Examples

  • During the evening, he disassembled the government-issue needlebeam and inspected its parts.

    The Status Civilization

    Robert Sheckley

  • He flung the government-issue needlebeam at Jay, and caught him full on the forehead.

British Dictionary definitions for government issue

government issue

  1. supplied by a government or government agency
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