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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.

The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable.
Whewell.

Moody beggars starving for a time
Of pellmell havoc and confusion.
Shak.

2.

The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.

Confusion dwelt in every face
And fear in every heart.
Spectator.

3.

Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king,
Confusion on thy banners wait.
Gray.

4.

One who confuses; a confounder.

[Obs.] Chapmen.

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.

 

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