(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
Words nearby government issue
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Example sentences from the Web for government issue
He flung the government-issue needlebeam at Jay, and caught him full on the forehead.
During the evening, he disassembled the government-issue needlebeam and inspected its parts.
British Dictionary definitions for government issue
supplied by a government or government agency
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