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GIFTOMAN

In Swedish law. The right to dispose of a woman in marriage; or theperson possessing such right,

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GIFTS INTER VIVOS

a Latin phrase meaning gifts between living people.

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GIGA (G)

Specifies a multiple of one billion as a prefix.

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GIGABIT (GB)

One billion bits. Exponential: 2^30; As a number:1,073,741,824.

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GIGABYTES (GB)

One billion bytes. Exponential: 2^30; As a number:1,073,741,824.

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GIGAFLOP (GFLOPS)

The number of floating point operations per second a computer can do equals one billion (10^9).

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GIGAWATT (GW)

Equivalent to: 1.34 million horsepower or one thousand megawatts or one billion (10^9) watts. Supply enough power to a medium size city. A unit of electric power.

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GIGAWATT HOUR (GWH)

Equivalent to: 3.41 billion British thermal units (Btu) or 3.6 terajoules or one thousand megawatt hours or one billion (10^9) watt hours. A unit of electrical energy.

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GILD

In Saxon law. A tax or tribute. Spelman.A fine, mulct, or amerciament; a satisfaction or compensation for an injury.A fraternity, society, or company of persons combined together, under certain regulations,and with the king's license, and so called because its expenses were defrayedby the contributions (geld, gild) of its members. Spelman. In other words, acorporation; called, in Latin, "socictas" "collegium," "fratria," "fratcrnitas," "sodalitium,""adu- natio;" and, in foreign law, "gililonia." Spelman. There were various kinds of thesegilds, as merchant or commercial gilds, religious gilds, and others. 3 Turn. Anglo Sax.98; 3 Steph. Comm. 173, note u. See GILDA MEIICATORIA.A friborg, or decennary; called, by the Saxons, "gyldscipes." and its members, "gildones"and "congildones." Spelman.-GILD-HALL. See GUILDHALL.

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GILDA MERCATORIA

A gild merchant, or merchaut gild; a gild, corporation, orcompany of merchants. 10 Coke, 30.

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GILDABLE

In old English law. Taxable, tributary, or contributory; liable to pay tax ortribute. Cowell; Blount.

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GILDO

In Saxon law. Members of a gild or decennary. Oftener spelled "con- gildo."Du Cange; Spelman.

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GILOUR

L. Fr. A cheat or deceiver. Applied in Britton to those who sold false orspurious things for good, as pewter for silver or laten for gold. Britt c. 15.

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GILT

Security/stock pages' edges were gilded in the past. Traded on the London stock exchange (LSE) and issued by the UK government, these are long-term fixed income debt security bonds. LSE is now called the International stock exchange (ISE) of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Also refer to treasuries.

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GILT EDGED SECURITY

Such securities once had gilded edges. High-grade bond, known to pay its obligations on time and in full. Issued by a stable firm with a long record of consistent earnings, or a national (federal) government. Also refer to treasuries.

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GILT-EDGED MARKET-MAKER (GEMM)

A PRIMARY DEALER in GILTS that commits to quoting twoway prices and bidding competitively at primary auctions. While GEMMs were once required to be separately capitalized legal entities, they may now form part of larger financial groups.

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GINI INDEX

Based on Lorenz Curve, a standard economic measure of income inequality. Perfect equality in income distribution scores 0.0 on the Gini scale for that society. Higher the inequality, higher the number over 0. If only one person has all the income, a score of 1.0 (or 100) indicates total inequality. Market share inequality and other distributional inequalities can be measured this way. The Italian statistician Corrado Gini (1884-1965) is its inventor. Known also as Gini coefficient or index of concentration.

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GINNIE MAE

how you pronounce the abbreviation for the Government National Mortgage Association that reads GNMA.

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GINNIE MAE I

Generally collateralized by a single pool of mortgages this US pass-through mortgage securities pays interest and principal separately.

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GINNIE MAE II

Generally collateralized by multiple pools of mortgages this US pass-through mortgage securities pays interest and principal separately.

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