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Confusion

The combination or mixture of two things; the process of commingling.

Confusion has been used synonymously with merger, meaning a union of two separate entities that eliminates clear boundaries. Confusion of rights, for example, is a combination of the rights of debtor and creditor in the same individual. Similarly, a confusion of titles exists when two titles to the same property combine in the same person. A confusion of debts is a method of eliminating a debt or canceling it. This may occur, for example, upon the death of a creditor when the debtor is the creditor's heir.

confusion

(Ambiguity), noun agitation, astonishment, brouhaha, complex, complexity, confusion, congestion, convulsion, disarray, discomposure, dislocation, disorganization, distraction, doubt, enigma, ferment, fog, fracas, fuzziness, haze, hodgepodge, imbroglio, intricacy, involution, jumble, labyrinth, maze, melee, mix-up, opacity, panic, patchwork, perplexity, rumpus, scramble, skein, to-do, tumult, turbulence, uncertainty, uproar, vagueness
Associated concepts: confusion of goods, confusion of issues, confusion of rights

confusion

(Commotion), noun chaos, dilemma, disturbance, embroilment, entanglement, havoc, irregularity, medley, muddle, pandemonium, shambles, snarl, tangle, turmoil

confusion

(Consternation), noun befuddlement, confoundment, disconcertion, disorientation, distress, fear, fluster, fright, mortification, mystification, perturbation, quandary, suffusion, trepidation

confusion

(Turmoil), noun anarchy, chaos, clamor, clutter, commotion, complexity, confusio, congestion, difficulty, disarrangement, disarray, discord, disorderliness, disorganization, disquiet, disquietude, distraction, disturbance, entanglement, farrago, ferment, frenzy, havoc, imbroglio, inseparable intermixture, muddle, pandemonium, perturbatio, rampage, shapelessness, tumult, turbulence, unrest, unsettlement, upheaval, uproar
See also: ambiguity, anarchy, commotion, complex, complication, dilemma, disorder, disturbance, doubt, embarrassment, embroilment, enigma, entanglement, havoc, imbroglio, indecision, involution, irregularity, jargon, misrule, opacity, pandemonium, panic, quandary, riot, shambles, snarl, turmoil

confusion

1 in the lawof contract, in Scotland, a party cannot be under an obligation to himself Thus, if a person becomes his own creditor the debt is extinguished.
2 an anglicization of CONFUSIO.

CONFUSION. The concurrence of two qualities in the same subject, which mutually destroy each other. Potli. Ob. P. 3, c. 5 3 Bl. Com. 405; Story Bailm. Sec. 40.

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USA], August 2 ( ANI ): In a new study, hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition.
Absent evidence of actual confusion, an aggrieved plaintiff will typically need to prove confusion with so-called consumer survey evidence.
Yet trademark law's structure now encourages courts to act otherwise, as if confusion itself were the ultimate evil with which trademark law is concerned and as if its optimal level were zero.
The federal circuits are currently split over the question of whether a plaintiff must prove actual confusion to receive monetary relief under the Lanham Act.
Elia-son's information about confusion possibly equating in the elderly to sepsis.
Until such a time when all of us have the humility to accept the teachings of our Lord and our Church, one way or another, and when we are of one heart and one mind, we are part of the confusion that is degrading the Church.
Native ministry was the subject of a presentation from the co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) on the move to create the new position of national indigenous bishop, now called the Anglican indigenous bishop since an earlier acronym had created confusion with another native group's acronym.
Objetivo: describir la definicion de los factores de confusion, dar algunos ejemplos y herramientas para su determinacion y sugerir estrategias para reducir la confusion dentro del diseno de estudios.
WHEN Americans first started observing what's now known as Memorial Day in the late 1860s, there was no confusion or doubt about the holiday's purpose.
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However, in the midst of this redefinition and confusion, Jesus is transfigured in front of Peter, James, and John.
The flight lead also directed Dash-3 and -4 to join on the trail tanker, but because of confusion over the location of the trail tanker the entire division wound up joining on the lead tanker.