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  ( gilts    plural  )
1       adj   A gilt object is covered with a thin layer of gold or gold paint.  
usu ADJ n  
...marble columns and gilt spires.     
2       n-count   Gilts are gilt-edged stocks or securities.  

Gilt-edged stocks or securities are issued by the government for people to invest in for a fixed period of time at a fixed rate of interest.  
  (BRIT, BUSINESS)      adj   ADJ n  
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guilt, git, gimlet, guilty

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