Meaning of gilt-edged

gilt-edged

Pronunciation: (gilt'ejd"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the edge or edges gilded: gilt-edged paper.
  2. of the highest or best quality, kind, etc.
    1. (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure.
    2. (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed.
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