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A colloquial term referring to the unlawful acquisition of public money through questionable and improper transactions with public officials.

Graft is the personal gain or advantage earned by an individual at the expense of others as a result of the exploitation of the singular status of, or an influential relationship with, another who has a position of public trust or confidence. The advantage or gain is accrued without any exchange of legitimate compensatory services.

Behavior that leads to graft includes Bribery and dishonest dealings in the performance of public or official acts. Graft usually implies the existence of theft, corruption, Fraud, and the lack of integrity that is expected in any transaction involving a public official.


noun blackmail, bribery, corruption, fraudulent income, hush money, illegal profit, illicit profit, illicit revenue, inserere, kickback, money illegally accuired, political corruption, profiteering, property illegally acquired, unjust acquisition, unlawful gain
Associated concepts: bribery, corruption, official misconduct
See also: bribe, connect, corruption, crime, gratuity, hush money, improbity, spoils

GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.

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Grafting can actually be thought of as creating two separate pattern rows: one on the front needle and one on the back needle (even though the grafted row is a single row).
The european Rocha and Abbe Fetel pear cultivars grafted on to the quince EMC rootstock exhibited greater vigor according to the section increment (mm) in the cultivar's trunk at the graft union region and the section increment (mm) in the rootstocks trunk at the graft union region, because partial tissue continuity existed in the graft union region between the cultivars and rootstocks.
The graft you choose should mostly depend on the size of your rootstock or the branches of the tree being grafted.
2003),as demonstrated by anatomical analyses in which the existence of physiological and biochemical differences between the grafted parts was suggested as a hypothesis to explain the incompatibility.
The grafted plants were kept under tulle curtain with mean daily temperature in the glasshouse ranged between 23 and 30degC during the experiment over three weeks.
The swelling measurement of original and grafted ETFE films was conducted by soaking dry samples in desired solvents or monomer/solvent mixtures at room temperature for 24 h.
2(120%), in which case all SAN becomes grafted and little free SAN is formed.
For example, following radical mastoidectomy, a middle ear that is not grafted might continue to drain secondary to exposed middle ear mucosa (failure to achieve a dry ear); even so, the procedure might still accomplish the primary objective of achieving a safe ear.
Dinitrogen fixation was estimated by subtracting the N content of the 6-d-old roots plus shoots used in the grafts, from the N content of the respective grafted plants at harvest.
Part of the rootstocks were bud grafted (summer budding) with the quince cultivars 'Provence' (Cydonia oblonga Mill.
Company's toughening technologies involve ethylene terpolymers, ionomers, and grafted polyolefins.
5% was achieved, with early epithelialization of the grafted tympanic membrane and the avoidance of various problems encountered in the performance of other forms of myringoplasty.