What does the word issue mean?

Usage examples for issue

  1. And in this uncer- tainty, thought I would wait to see the issue of affairs between you before I wrote again; believing that all would soon be decided one way or other. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  2. That's the very point at issue! – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. I had to issue an order about it. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
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