09:22 Sep 6, 2012
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English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / Australian Birth Certificate
English term or phrase: Issue
I am translating a birth certifcate from Queensland/Australia. In the section where the parents are listed there is the mention of "issue", first issue-living (names and ages) and then issue-deceased. I have never come across this before. It usually says "previous children of the same parents". I just would like to receive some confirmation: Does "issue" stand for "previous children"?
Petra Junge
Local time: 09:51

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Paul Lambert



4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4

Another word for offspring.

There might be certain legal connotations to it, i.e. legitimate vs illegitimate children, but in general you can read it as offspring.

Paul Lambert
Local time: 00:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Many thanks, Paul.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis
4 mins
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agree  Mehmet Hascan: The children or other lineal descendants of a person.
1 hr
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agree  jccantrell
6 hrs

agree  Phong Le
3 days 17 hrs
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