An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater.
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.
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.
In corporate law, the joining together of two corporations in which one corporation transfers all of its assets to the other, which continues to exist. In effect, one corporation 'swallows' the other, but the shareholders of the swallowed company receive shares in the surviving corporation.
Incorporation of a lesser crime into a greater crime.
The joining of a lesser right with a greater right so that the lesser right is lost.
The joining of one thing or right into another