Merely acquiring a mobile-phone account remains an exercise in red tape and graft.
In short, they fill a vacuum that the state, through political negligence and gross graft, has created.
The old culture of the Party of Regions—its lack of transparency, the graft and the shady deal making—has returned.
And to graft a fourth priority—job-creating—on those priorities is to complicate matters further.
One official who did not want to be named said Rachid was lashing out at Abbas in response to the graft investigation.
It's a long story—just some graft that I wouldn't stand for.
But in regard to Freet or to any graft in the Service he was persistently silent.
And then there was the experience of the constant suspicion that there was some graft to be discovered, some lurking speculation.
"graft" is only a proof of the wide extent to which this lesson to get into the steal is learned.
I have never known a boy who did not want to graft anything, as soon as his attention was called to the operation.
"shoot inserted into another plant," late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife "grafting knife, carving tool, stylus," from Latin graphium "stylus," from Greek grapheion "stylus," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.
"corruption," 1865, perhaps 1859, American English, perhaps from graft (1) via British slang sense of "one's occupation" (1853), which seems to be from the word's original sense of "digging" (see graft (n.1)).
late 15c., from graft (n.1). Related: Grafted; grafting.
graft 1 (grāft)
v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
To transplant or implant tissue surgically into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. n.
Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
In politics, the illegal acceptance of bribes by government officials.
the process of inoculating fruit-trees (Rom. 11:17-24). It is peculiarly appropriate to olive-trees. The union thus of branches to a stem is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church.