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 for merger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Merger \Mer"ger\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, merges.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Law) An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in
        another, or of a minor offense in a greater.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The combining of two groups into a unified single group
        under a single leadership, with voluntary participation by
        the leaders or management of both groups.
        [PJC]
  
     4. Specifically: (Business, Finance) The combining of two
        commercial enterprises into a unified single enterprise
        under a single management, with voluntary participation by
        both parties; as, the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler
        into Daimler-Chrysler created a powerful competitor in the
        automobile manufacturing industry. Compare acquisition
        and takeover.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  merger
      n 1: the combination of two or more commercial companies [syn:
           amalgamation, merger, uniting]
      2: an occurrence that involves the production of a union [syn:
         fusion, merger, unification]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  129 Moby Thesaurus words for "merger":
     Anschluss, addition, admixture, affiliation, agglomeration,
     agglutination, aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance,
     alloyage, amalgamation, articulation, assimilation, association,
     blend, blending, bond, bracketing, cabal, cahoots, cartel,
     centralization, clustering, coadunation, coalescence, coalition,
     colleagueship, collegialism, collegiality, combination, combine,
     combo, comminglement, commingling, commixture, communication,
     composition, comradeship, concatenation, concourse, concurrence,
     confederacy, confederation, confluence, confraternity, congeries,
     conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connection,
     consolidation, conspiracy, convergence, copartnership, copartnery,
     copulation, coupling, eclecticism, ecumenism, embodiment,
     encompassment, enosis, federalization, federation, fellowship,
     fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, freemasonry, fusing,
     fusion, gathering, hookup, identification, immixture, inclusion,
     incorporation, integration, intercommunication, intercourse,
     interfusion, interlarding, interlardment, interlinking,
     interminglement, intermingling, intermixture, joinder, joining,
     jointure, junction, junta, knotting, league, liaison, linkage,
     linking, marriage, meeting, meld, melding, mergence, merging,
     mingling, mixing, mixture, package, package deal, pairing,
     partnership, pluralism, pooling, sodality, solidification,
     sorority, splice, symbiosis, syncretism, syndication, syneresis,
     synthesis, tie, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union, wedding,
     yoking
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERGER. Where a greater and lesser thing meet, and the latter loses its 
  separate existence and sinks into the former. It is applied to estates, 
  rights, crimes, and torts. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERGER, estates. When a greater estate and less coincide and meet in one and 
  the same person, without any intermediate estate, the less is immediately 
  merged, that is, sunk or drowned in the latter; example, if there be a 
  tenant for years, and the reversion in fee simple descends to, or is 
  purchased by him, the term of years is merged in the inheritance, and no 
  longer exists; but they must be to one and the same person, at one and the 
  same time, in one and the same right. 2 BL Com. 177; 3 Mass. Rep. 172; 
  Latch, 153; Poph. 166; 1 John. Ch. R. 417; 3 John. Ch. R. 53; 6 Madd. Ch. R. 
  119. 
       2. The estate in which the merger takes place, is not enlarged by the 
  accession of the preceding estate; and the greater, or only subsisting 
  estate, continues, after the merger, precisely of the same quantity and 
  extent of ownership, as it was before the accession of the estate which is 
  merged, and the lesser estate is extinguished. Prest. on Conv. 7. As a 
  general rule, equal estates will not drown in each other. 
       3. The merger is produced, either from the meeting of an estate of 
  higher degree, with an estate of inferior degree; or from the meeting of the 
  particular estate and the immediate reversion, in the same person. 4 Kent, 
  Com. 98. Vide 3 Prest. on Conv. which is devoted to this subject. Vide, 
  generally, Bac. Ab. Leases, &c. R; 15 Vin. Ab. 361; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 
  10 Verm. R. 293;; 8 Watts, R. 146; Co. Litt. 338 b, note 4; Hill. Ab. Index, 
  h.t.; Bouv. Inst; Index, h.t.; and Confusion; Consolidation; Unity of 
  Possession. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERGER, crim. law. When a man commits a great crime which includes a lesser, 
  the latter is merged in the former. 
       2. Murder, when committed by blows, necessarily includes an assault and 
  battery; a battery, an assault; a burglary, when accompanied with a 
  felonious taking of personal property, a larceny in all these, and similar 
  cases, the lesser crime is merged in the greater. 
       3. But when one offence is of the same character with the other, there 
  is no merger; as in the case of a conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, and 
  the misdemeanor is afterwards committed in pursuance of the conspiracy. The 
  two crimes being of equal degree, there can be no legal merger. 4 Wend. R. 
  265. Vide Civil Remedy. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERGER, rights. Rights are said to be merged when the same person who is 
  bound to pay is also entitled to receive. This is more properly called a 
  confusion of rights, or extinguishment. 
       2. When there is a confusion of rights, and the debtor and creditor 
  become the same person, there can be no right to put in execution; but there 
  is an immediate merger. 2 Ves. jr. 264. Example: a man becomes indebted to a 
  woman in a sum of money, and afterwards marries her, there is immediately a 
  confusion of rights, and the debt is merged or extinguished. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERGER, torts. Where a person in committing a felony also commits a tort 
  against a private person; in this case, the wrong is sunk in the felony, at 
  least, until after the felon's conviction. 
       2. The old maxim that a trespass is merged in a felony, has sometimes 
  been supposed to mean that there is no redress by civil action for an injury 
  which amounts to a felony. But it is now established that the defendant is 
  liable to the party injured either after his conviction; Latch, 144; Noy, 
  82; W. Jones, 147; Sty. 346; 1 Mod. 282; 1 Hale, P. C. 546; or acquittal. 12 
  East, R. 409; 1 Tayl. R. 58; 2 Hayw. 108. If the civil action be commenced 
  before, the plaintiff will be nonsuited. Yelv. 90, a, n. See Hamm. N. P. 63; 
  Kely. 48; Cas. Tempt. Hardw. 350; Lofft. 88; 2 T.R. 750; 3 Greenl. R. 458. 
  Butler, J., says, this doctrine is not extended beyond actions of trespass 
  or tort. 4 T. R. 333. See also 1 H. Bl. 583, 588, 594; 15 Mass. R. 78; Id. 
  336. Vide Civil Remedy; Injury. 
       3. The Revised Statutes of New York, part 3, c. 4, t. 1, s. 2, direct 
  that the right of action of any person injured by any felony, shall not, in 
  any case, be merged in such felony, or be in any manner affected thereby. In 
  Kentucky, Pr. Dec. 203, and New Hampshire, 6 N. H. Rep. 454, the owner of 
  stolen goods, may immediately. pursue his civil remedy. See, generally, 
  Minor, 8; 1 Stew. R. 70; 15 Mass. 336; Coxe, 115; 4 Ham. 376; 4 N. Hanp. 
  Rep. 239; 1 Miles, R. 212; 6 Rand. 223; 1 Const. R. 231; 2 Root, 90. 
  
  

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