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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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Of these nine patients, seven required grafting of their control site, while their Argidene(TM) site healed without the need for grafting.
In this article, we propose an alternate technique for immobilizing intraoral grafts that might be more effective than the tie-over technique, especially for the grafting of defects of the buccal mucosa.
The goal of the clinical trial is to evaluate whether INFUSE Bone Graft is a safe and effective alternative to traditional bone grafting techniques for cervical spine fusions.
In 1965, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology's Committee on Conservation of Hearing defined tympanoplasty without mastoidectomy as "an operation to eradicate disease in the middle ear and to reconstruct the hearing mechanism without mastoid surgery, with or without tympanic membrane grafting.
The MASTERGRAFT family of products provide physicians a comprehensive synthetic bone grafting options, permitting intra-operative flexibility depending on patient anatomy and the surgical environment.
The ultimate goal of any grafting procedure is to consistently produce a new tympanic membrane that will function as closely as possible to the original.