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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fu·sion n.
 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.]
 Confusion of goods Law, the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished.