public nuisance

public nuisance
public nuisance NOUN Brit. 1) an act that is illegal because it interferes with the rights of the public generally. 2) informal an obnoxious or dangerous person or group.

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  • public nuisance — see nuisance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. public nuisance …   Law dictionary

  • public nuisance — ➔ nuisance * * * public nuisance UK US noun LAW ► [C or U] someone or something that causes harm to people in general, rather than to particular people: »Odours from the factory may amount to a public nuisance. ► [U] the crime of causing harm to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Public nuisance — Public Pub lic, a. [L. publicus, poblicus, fr. populus people: cf. F. public. See {People}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to {private}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • public nuisance — public nuisances N COUNT: usu sing If something or someone is, or causes, a public nuisance, they break the law by harming or annoying members of the public. [LEGAL] ...the 45 day jail sentence he received for causing a public nuisance after… …   English dictionary

  • public nuisance — n 1.) law an action that is harmful to everyone 2.) someone who does things that annoy a lot of people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • public nuisance — noun 1. ) count or uncount LEGAL an activity that offends most of the people in a place, for example being noisy or showing offensive sexual behavior 2. ) count someone who does things that annoy a lot of people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Public nuisance — For the law of tort, see nuisance In the English criminal law, public nuisance is a class of common law offence in which the injury, loss or damage is suffered by the local community as a whole rather than by individual victims.DiscussionSpencer… …   Wikipedia

  • public nuisance — noun a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public a public nuisance offends the public at large • Syn: ↑common nuisance • Hypernyms: ↑nuisance …   Useful english dictionary

  • public nuisance — UK / US noun Word forms public nuisance : singular public nuisance plural public nuisances 1) [countable/uncountable] legal an activity that offends most of the people in a place, for example being noisy or showing offensive sexual behaviour 2)… …   English dictionary

  • public nuisance — noun (C) 1 law an action that is harmful to everyone: He committed a public nuisance by blocking the road. 2 a person who does things that annoy a lot of people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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