G-8 Law and Legal Definition
G-8 is the common abbreviation for the Group of Eight, which includes the seven of the most advanced and industrialized nations of the world known as the G-7. The United States, Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Japan plus Russia. That is, the G-8 is the G-7 plus Russia, which effectively replaced the G-7 in 1998. They meet regularly to coordinate fiscal and monetary policies. Their actions are based on the proposition that our global economy and the individual countries are better off through cooperation than conflict.