- The conjoining of a smaller property or interest into a larger one owned by the same individual
- When a new contract incorporates and supersedes a previous one
- When two legal offenses, stemming from the same conduct, are treated in such a way that the defendant is not or cannot be punished for both, particularly when one offense is incidental to, or necessarily included in, the other
- A principle stating that such offenses must be conjoined or blended together
- A principle in civil law stating that a ruling in favor of the plaintiff integrates and replaces the underlying cause and any claims based on it. Additional legal proceedings by the defendant must then focus on the judgment
- A replacement of a prior agreement in a divorce case by the final divorce decree or official decision
- The process of bringing two or more entities together into one
- When one business entity absorbs another
- The merger of the companies resulted in a larger, more diverse organization.
- After the merger of the two contracts, the newer contract was the only one in effect.
- Under the merger doctrine, his two offenses were treated as one and he received a single punishment.