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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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