In practice. Leading to or producing an issue; relating to an issue or issues. See Colquitt v. Mercer, 44 Ga. 433. Issuable plea. A plea to the merits; a traversable plea. A plea such that the adverse party can join issue upon it and go to trial. It is true a plea in abatement is a plea, and, if it be properly pleaded, issues may be fonnd on it. In the ordinary meaning of the word “plea,” and of the word “issuable,” such pleas may be called “issuable pleas,” but, when these two words are used together, “issuable plea,” or “issuable defense,” they have a technical meaning, to wit. pleas to the merits. Colquitt v. Mercer, 44 Ga. 434. Issuable terms. In the former practice of the English courts, Hilary term and Trinity term were called “issuable terms,” because the issues to be tried at the assizes were made up at those terms. 3 Bl. Comm. 353. But the distinction is superseded by the provisions of the judicature acts of 1873 and 1875.