Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Using gold alone as full legal tender

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Examples

  • The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law enacted last year enabled regulators to define a so-called gold-standard residential mortgage that would be exempt from costly new rules.

    Regulators Push 20% Down Payments on Homes

  • Regulators want to encourage a 20 percent down payments on some homes report Victoria McGrana and Nick Timiraos: The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law enacted last year enabled regulators to define a so-called gold-standard residential mortgage that would be exempt from costly new rules.

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  • The U.S.'s gold-standard credit ratings are the fixed point around which modern finance has charted its course, so naturally the clear prospect of a downgrade has fixated the entire investment world.

    It's Not So Far-Fetched To Be Worried About France

  • Critics of the rule say relatively few borrowers will be able to obtain the less costly, gold-standard mortgages.

    Regulators Unveil Mortgage-Lending Rules

  • Lawmakers directed six different regulators to write the proposed rule, and the law also allowed regulators to exempt certain gold-standard residential mortgages from the risk-retention requirement.

    Regulators Unveil Mortgage-Lending Rules

  • Dr. Hartwell, who wasn't involved in the study, said social-network trials aren't likely to replace conventional randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials, the gold-standard for generating medical evidence.

    ALS Study Shows Social Media's Value as Research Tool

  • The Bank of England would only supply cash to the banking system in exchange for gold-standard government debt, not corporate debt.

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  • The NanoKnife has been tested on animals and a small number of human patients, says its manufacturer, AngioDynamics Inc. of Queensbury, N.Y. "We have not done randomized, controlled clinical trials, the so-called gold-standard studies," says company chief executive Jan Keltjens.

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  • Also, “real-world evolution” (whatever that process may be) is not any kind of “gold-standard” of evolutionary computing, but rather its inspiration in the most basic terms.

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  • Its gold-standard credit ratings are threatened as never before, its farcically ill-named "debt ceiling" under scrutiny.

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