Simple Definition of merger
: the act or process of combining two or more businesses into one business
Full Definition of merger
1 law : the absorption of an estate, a contract, or an interest in another, of a minor offense in a greater, or of a cause of action into a judgment
2 a : the act or process of merging b : absorption by a corporation of one or more others; also : any of various methods of combining two or more organizations (as business concerns)
Examples of merger
The law firm announced its $50 million merger with one of its competitors.
If the proposed merger of the two oil companies goes through, it would be bad for the economy.
Origin of merger
merge + -er (as in waiver)
First Known Use: 1728
MERGER Defined for Kids
Definition of merger
: the combination of two or more businesses into one
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