Definition of merger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməːdʒə/


1A combination of two things, especially companies, into one: a merger between two supermarket chains [mass noun]: local companies ripe for merger or acquisition
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  • It seems that evolutionary growth was limited and the industry saw mergers and acquisitions as the answer.
  • During the 1980s mergers and acquisitions were primarily aimed at buying hard assets.
  • You will also need to appoint a lawyer with experience of mergers and acquisitions work.
1.1 [mass noun] Law The merging of one estate or title in another: merger can be applied for when the freehold and leasehold estates become vested in the same person
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  • First, it is clear that there is no merger of the first and second leases at common law.
  • The only exception to this is where the head tenancy comes to an end by surrender or merger.
  • It is very evident that the rigour with which merger control is enforced depends in part on the agenda of the Minister.


Early 18th century: from Anglo-Norman French merger (verb used as a noun): see merge.

Words that rhyme with merger

perjure, purger, scourger, urger, verdure, verger

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