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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He is a public nuisance, is he not?' 'Yes, sir.' 'A convicted liar?' 'Yes, sir.' 'He has been kicked, and cuffed, and caned?' 'Yes, sir.' 'And he is utterly dishonourable, debased, and profligate?' 'Yes, sir.' 'In the name of wonder, then, what is his merit?' 'Well, sir, he is a smart man.'
'I don't know!' said the man, 'it an't for the want of a will in them Mails, if he an't.' 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.
You have not, of course, seen the disgraceful illustrations which the gutter Press-- This man is a public nuisance; he knows that I am a resident perfectly well, and yet he goes on worrying me to buy his vulgar views."
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.
2006) ("[T]he representative cause of action is a public nuisance action brought on behalf of the People seeking abatement.
This article considers how the law of public nuisance might be applied to protect neighborhoods from the destructive forces of the mortgage crisis.
SHREWSBURY - Selectmen have dismissed a petition from 39 residents who complained that excessive barking and accumulation of unsanitary waste makes a Grafton Street kennel a public nuisance.
To address the problem of toxic ignorance, this Article proposes the recognition of a new type of public nuisance to compel chemical testing.
As per his ruling, the company "engaged in false and misleading marketing of both their drugs and opioids generally, and the law makes clear that such conduct is more than enough to serve as the act or omission necessary to establish the first element of Oklahoma's public nuisance law."
Judge Thad Balkman said prosecutors had demonstrated that J and J contributed to a 'public nuisance' in its deceptive promotion of highly addictive prescription painkillers.
A TEENAGE boy has been charged with causing a public nuisance after an incident which closed the Tyne Bridge for over an hour.
Police were criticised on social media after they arrested her on suspicion of public nuisance.