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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 order to fully understand how grafting works, it's essential to understand how knitted fabric is created.
The orchard was planted in 2006 with preformed seedlings of european Abbe Fetel, Rocha and Williams pear cultivars, which were grafted using the english grafting method on to EMC quince rootstocks.
Weeping cherry growing on its own roots merely creeps along the ground; grafting it high on an upright trunk of a non-weeping cherry rootstock will bring the weeping head high off the ground.
Skin grafting the contaminated wound bed: reassessing the role of the preoperative swab.
Rootstock selection is a critical determinant of grafting success and directly influences the cultivation process.
10, 12) composite grafting indicated in for more complex deformities with skin or lining loss.
In the present era of coronary artery surgery, an increasing volume of patients with diffuse coronary disease and patients requiring re-do coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with limited available graft material are being referred to surgical revascularization since the number of patients who underwent CABG over the past four decades is relatively huge and patients with focal coronary artery lesions or even simple multi-vessel coronary diseases are being successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Grafting incorporates a new grapevine cultivar (called the scion), onto the root system of a desired rootstock variety.
Care needs to be taken when using fat grafting or fat transfer techniques for certain applications," explains Dr.
METHODS: A prospective database was maintained from July to December 2006 for all burn wounds managed by split skin grafting.