Definition of overissue in US English:


verboverissued, overissues, overissuing

[with object]
  • Issue (bonds, shares of stock, etc.) beyond the authorized amount or the issuer's ability to pay them on demand.

    • ‘Each time, a state in fiscal crisis overissued paper money, causing inflation, debasement of the money, and commercial chaos.’

nounPlural overissues

  • The action of overissuing bonds, shares of stock, etc.

    • ‘It was not the circulation of a large supply of money as such which was troublesome, but the overissue as compared with the real requirements of trade and industry.’