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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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In vascular traumas, which are not appropriate for primary repair, autogenous grafts are preferred for vessel continuity.
Different methods using different materials have been described in the literature for reconstruction of deficient ridges, including autogenous grafts, bone substitutes, and membrane techniques, but autogenous grafts remain the "gold standard" in the repair of alveolar atrophy and bone defects repair.
Alternative methods, effective in appropriately selected patients for corneal perforation repair, include cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives, conjunctival flaps, amniotic membrane, autogenous grafts, and lamellar grafts.
With the application of PRP in addition to autogenous grafts used for these procedures like sinus lifts, ridge augmentations, etc will promote and accelerate osseointegration process.
As results with bone graft substitutes approach the success rates achieved with autogenous grafts, appreciation of the risks and costs associated with iliac crest bone grafts will become increasingly important.