overissue

[ oh-ver-ish-oo or, especially British, -is-yoo ]

noun
  1. an excessive issue of stocks or bonds, as in excess of the needs of the business or in excess of charter authorization.

Origin of overissue

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; over- + issue

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British Dictionary definitions for overissue

overissue

/ (ˈəʊvərˌɪsjuː, -ˌɪʃuː) /


verb-sues, -suing or -sued (tr)
  1. to issue (shares, banknotes, etc) in excess of demand or ability to pay

noun
  1. shares, banknotes, etc, thus issued

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