public nuisance


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public nuisance

n
1. (Law) law an illegal act causing harm to members of a particular community rather than to any individual
2. informal a person who is generally considered objectionable
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Noun1.public nuisance - a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public; "a public nuisance offends the public at large"
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
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The speaker having folded his arms, and set in comfortably to address his depreciation of them Mails to any of the bystanders who would listen, several voices, out of pure sympathy with the sufferer, confirmed him; one voice saying to Clennam, 'They're a public nuisance, them Mails, sir;' another, 'I see one on 'em pull up within half a inch of a boy, last night;' another, 'I see one on 'em go over a cat, sir--and it might have been your own mother;' and all representing, by implication, that if he happened to possess any public influence, he could not use it better than against them Mails.
It was indispensable to most public conveniences in those days, that they should be public nuisances likewise; and Fleet Market maintained the principle to admiration.
A 20-year-old man, Mohammed Abdullahi, was on Thursday has given six strokes of the cane for constituting a public nuisance as ordered by a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.
Six men and a teenage lad have been charged with causing public nuisance in connection with socalled 'ride out' events, which police say saw off-road bikers run amok on the region's roads.
A public nuisance affects a community of neighborhood or any considerable number of persons, although the extent of the annoyance, danger, or damage upon individuals may be unequal.
He noted that the introduction of CCTV would have several benefits which include reduced public nuisance, less crime, easy prosecution of offenders and assuring safety to investors and the community.
Prosecutors claimed the 18-year-old verbally abused police and caused a public nuisance when he climbed onto the roofs of a the Rye and Dry shop, on Ferguson's Lane, on August 5, and a property on Strathmore Crescent the following day.
Six males in total were arrested in connection with the incidents and Shane Barras, 18, of Saint John's Road, Newcastle, has been charged with criminal damage, disorderly conduct and two counts of causing a public nuisance.
FAISALABAD -- As many as 50 persons including Chairman Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Sahibzada Hamid Raza, activists and workers of SIC have been booked by Kotwali police on charge of staging demonstration, creating riots, public nuisance, blocking roads, fighting with police, damaging shops, forcing shopkeepers for shutter down business activities etc.
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THE NICOSIA municipal council has launched legal procedures against eight alleged public nuisance offenders, saying they would not favour business at the expense of residents.
Rick Perry signed into law SB 875, which provides that in any public nuisance or trespass lawsuit based on "greenhouse gas emissions" under Texas law, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant was in "substantial compliance" with existing permits, rules, or other authorizations for the emissions, or that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) exercised "enforcement discretion" regarding the emissions.