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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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The ideal vascular graft for patients on hemodialysis needs to be easy to handle, should closely mimic native vessels in the body, and be resistant to infection to retain strength and patency.
We have presented our methods and materials used to fabricate vascular grafts.
The new 10 cm Nitinol Reinforced Section of the Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft extends the value of the device by providing minimally invasive access to those vessels that may not have been reachable without major surgery," Dr.
The GORE Hybrid Vascular Graft has been used to create new access sites in anatomical locations that would have otherwise been abandoned, preserving the amount of access sites available throughout the patient's long-term therapy.
The GORE Hybrid Vascular Graft is an innovative, versatile device that expands treatment options and improves patient outcomes.
The GORE Hybrid Vascular Graft is a promising new option because it targets intimal hyperplasia by creating a sutureless anastomosis that can be created percutaneously," said Dr.
Even though modern bypass surgery has improved clinical outcomes in general, the GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft shows a statistically significant improvement in primary and secondary patency rates," said the principal investigator, Dr.
The concept behind this new product is the blending of self sealing with an optimal handling vascular graft compatible with a patient's native blood vessels.
Our exciting collaboration with Xcellerex will both advance our novel vascular graft for transplantation technologies, but also enable us to move more rapidly into clinical development upon the achievement of key development and preclinical milestones.
The GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft with Integrated Rings features the same proprietary, end-point covalently-bonded PROPATEN Bioactive Surface, and retains much of the longitudinal extensibility, feel and handling characteristics of a GORE-TEX([R]) Stretch Vascular Graft.
Study updates presented at this year's SVS meeting support the use of the GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft as the prosthetic device of choice in lower limb and dialysis access applications.
The ongoing GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft studies report primary patency rates as high as 79 percent at one year for below-knee bypasses.

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