- (often initial capital letter) issued or supplied by the government or one of its agencies.
Origin of government issue
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for government issue
During the evening, he disassembled the government-issue needlebeam and inspected its parts.
He flung the government-issue needlebeam at Jay, and caught him full on the forehead.
- supplied by a government or government agency
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