General issue

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • General issue (Law) an issue made by a general plea, which traverses the whole declaration or indictment at once, without offering any special matter to evade it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • General issue a simple denial of the whole charge, as 'Not guilty,' instead of a Special issue, an issue taken by denying a particular part of the allegations
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. issuë, issir, to go or flow out—L. exīreex, out, īre, to go.

Usage

In literature:

With the letter came a copy of a proclamation issued by General Gage.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The general campaign came on in November 1917, with "conscription" the issue on which the Government appealed for return to power.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
After some weeks of preparation, he issued a general proclamation setting in operation the Company's orders.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
In December a general order was issued calling upon the volunteer force to hold themselves in readiness for active service.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
Still, Napoleon could not bring himself to issue a general order for a retreat, but corps after corps was moved along the western road.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The Piper is in general a paper of satisfying merit, to whose future issues we shall look forward with eagerness.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Danny Randall issued his orders as a general would.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The other issue which had figured in the general elections was the tariff.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
General catalogues are issued semi-annually, usually in March and September.
"How Department Stores Are Carried On" by W. B. Phillips
Anticipating a renewal of the attack on the next day, General Gouraud issued an order on the evening of July 17th.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
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In poetry:

No leaf may fall, no pebble roll,
No drop of water lose the road;
The issues of the general Soul
Are mirrored in its round abode.
"Hymn Of The Earth" by William Ellery Channing
Old Father Abe has issued his "Call"
For Three Hundred Thousand more!
By Jupiter, boys, he is after you all--
Lamed and maimed--tall and small--
With his drag-net spread for a general haul
Of the "suckers" uncaught before.
"The Draft" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

But rarely do political stories making headlines produce what is generally reserved for television dramas: congressionally- issued subpoenas followed by tense hearings complete with the grilling of senior White House officials.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice this week trying to force enforcement of the state's new voter ID law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification before voting.
Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress' inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.
Ramin Mehmanparast, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, addressed the issue in general terms.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has issued a statement through his media contact Melissa McGrath following the defeat of Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in the General Election Tuesday night.
President Obama's former chief economic adviser takes issue with Jack Welch's assertion that he, like the former General Electric ( GE, Fortune 500) CEO, has accused the government of manipulating the unemployment rate.
Madison Metro 's general manager says the agency is studying the issue of bad behavior and is reviewing the transit's policies to deal with it.
On March 15, the FCC issued an Order Proposing Modification, seeking to change the license class of Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, of Honolulu, Hawaii, from General to Technician.
Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem addresses the UN General Assembly on the issue of Western Sahara in October 2011.
Now, to help with the issue, an animal shelter is providing the service to the general public.
A Feb 8 hearing has been set on one of the highest-profile issues before the Maryland General Assembly this year: legalizing marriage between same-sex couples.
This is just a comment about the issue in general.
At issue is the state's ban on public funding provided for Planned Parenthood Arizona for general health services that don't include abortion.
The Interior Inspector General (IG) last Friday night issued a weird report that has already been rejected by the agency to which it was submitted.
The problem with a general presidential election is that tens of thousands of residents voting on federal or state offices and propositions don't care about local issues or who's running for City Council and school board.
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In science:

While the Proteo system illustrates the issues facing modular robotics and provides a useful testbed, our methods are not tied to any specific design, but instead are applicable to metamorphic robots in general.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Recently, a general method to solve this relevant issue has been proposed in Ref. .
Characterising a universal cloning machine by maximum-likelihood estimation
One of the most important issues of colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) manganites AMnO3 is to understand effects of the A-site substitution.1) Generally, the A-site substitution has two different aspects.
Anomaly in Spin Excitation Spectrum of Double-Exchange Systems with Randomness
The issue of user privacy in general is not specific to a purely collaborative approach.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In section 5 we consider the issue of realization of this generalized type of superalgebras in 2D field theories possessing not only an ordinary supersymmetry but also a super gauge symmetry.
Generalized Noncommutative Supersymmetry from a New Gauge Symmetry
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