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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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Skin grafts can be harvested from different parts of the body like thighs, arms, groin, scalp, palm and sole etc3.
Dressings were changed in the ward every five days, reapplying the NPWT, until the inspection showed good uptake of skin grafts.
Considering these advantages, supported by our department's previous experience [31], we advocate that Integra[TM] could be a better option for penile coverage than the traditionally accepted skin grafts, the current surgical standard.
At this first follow-up visit, the silk strips are removed and the skin grafts are examined.
In this case, recurrent skin grafts alone proved inadequate and consideration was given to other options including use of either a local or a free flap to restore sensation, weightbearing function and anatomic contour of the foot in a single stage procedure.
Skin grafts were assayed for viability by measuring tetrazolium reductase activity as described by Hershey et al (4).
A fibrin sealant recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for adhering autologous skin grafts in pediatric and adult burn patients provides an alternative to staples and sutures, according to the agency.
The court heard Mr Pearson suffered an infected burn to his left shin which required a skin graft and left him with a permanent scar.
This new method for correcting the defects associated with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome is investigational but shows great promise, he said, noting that it has several advantages over the split-thickness skin graft approach.
Mrs Pocock is waiting to be told by doctors at Swansea's Morriston Hospital whether she will need a skin graft on her neck.
A BOY could need a skin graft after a Robbie Williams-style tattoo went wrong.