Confusion of goods
Confusion Con*fu"sion, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.] 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult. [1913 Webster]

The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

Moody beggars starving for a time Of pellmell havoc and confusion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame. [1913 Webster]

Confusion dwelt in every face And fear in every heart. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin. [1913 Webster]

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, Confusion on thy banners wait. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

4. One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.] --Chapmen. [1913 Webster]

{Confusion of goods} (Law), the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished. --Blackstone. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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