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Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for GEORGIA.
Definition: Financial leverage.
GEM (growing Equity Mortgage)
Definition: Mortgage in which annual increases in monthly payments are used to reduce outstanding principal and to shorten the term of the loan.
General Account
Definition: Federal Reserve Board's term for a margin account provided to a customer by a brokerage firm. Governed by Regulation T of the FED.
General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade (GATT)
Definition: A treaty adopted by the United Nations aimed at elimination of international trade barriers between member countries.
General Average
Definition: Provision in maritime law where all shippers on a given voyage would reimburse the ship line in the event of vessel sinking or catastrophic damage. It also provides for the reimbursement to those shippers whose cargo was thrown overboard in order to save the vessel.
General Average Contribution
Definition: The amount of money paid by each shipper involved in a General Average.
General Cash Offer
Definition: A public offering made to investors at large.
General Creditors
Definition: Entities, including uninsured depositors, suppliers, trades people, and contractors, with unsecured claims against a failed financial institution.
General Ledger
Definition: Accounting records that show all the financial statement accounts of a business.
General Lien
Definition: An attachment that gives the lender the right to seize the personal property of a borrower who has not fulfilled the obligations of the loan, but prevents the lender from seizing real property.
General Loan And Collateral Agreement
Definition: The agreement governing the broker-dealer's borrowing against listed securities from a bank for the purpose of carrying on business and making transactions. See: Broker loan rate.
General Mortgage
Definition: A type of obligation that covers all a borrower's mortgageable properties, not just one specific property.
General Obligation Bonds
Definition: Municipal securities secured by the issuer's pledge of its full faith, credit, and taxing power.
General Order
Definition: A penalty imposed on imported goods that are not promptly cleared through customs.
General Partner
Definition: A participant who has unlimited liability for the obligations of a partnership.
General Partnership
Definition: A partnership in which all participants are general partners. 
General Revenue
Definition: The sum of taxes, charges, and miscellaneous income taken in at the state and local level while neglecting overlapping revenue which may be erroneously counted twice.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Definition: The overall conventions, rules, and procedures that define accepted accounting practice at a particular time in the U.S.
Generation-skipping Transfer Or Trust
Definition: A trust in which a principal amount is placed in a trust on the death of person A and is transferred to A's grandchildren when A's children die. The income from the trust goes to the children of person A while they survive.