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Graft

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.

graft

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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Ten-year follow-up of quality of life in patients randomized to receive medical therapy or coronary artery bypass graft surgery the coronary artery surgery study (CASS).
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The increase in expenditures for the six month period ended November 30, 2005, as compared to the same period in fiscal 2005, is due mainly to the clinical development costs of the Phase II Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) trial, MEND-CABG.
NYSE:MDT), an innovator in the development of medical instrumentation for surgery on the beating heart, today hailed a first-of-its-kind consensus statement issued by the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery presenting evidence that off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery, or "beating heart" surgery, is as safe and effective as conventional coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in which the heart is stopped for repairs.
MC-1's cardioprotective efficacy was demonstrated in the Phase II MEND-1 study in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions and is currently being evaluated in the large Phase II/III MEND-CABG study in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
The top 100 hospitals are 23 percent less likely than others to have post-operative infections and about 20 percent less likely to have post-operative hemorrhage for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Performed at Centers Without and With Onsite Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery," JAMA October 27, 2004, Vol.

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