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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Pharmaceutical company Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) revealed on Wednesday the launch of first and only US FDA-approved preservative-free, prescription eye drop, RESTASIS MULTIDOSE (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%, in a multidose bottle in the US.
They also suggested treatment with Ofloxacin and Dexamethasone combination eye drops four times a day for two weeks, followed by tapering doses of Ofloxacin eye drops to two times a day for next two weeks, followed by Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion (0.05%) two times a day for period of one month, proved to be an effective treatment for superficial keratitis.