private nuisance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n private nuisance a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land
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Usage

In literature:

Besides this, I was afflicted by another nuisance, purely private and personal.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Yet this constant interruption of our private intellectual habits and interests is both an impertinence and a nuisance.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
Agitation against tobacco as a private and public nuisance.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The private committee business has already become an absolute nuisance to the whole bulk of the members.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
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In news:

B 1252) that would allow cities to remove inoperable vehicles from private property if the vehicle is deemed a "nuisance" under a local ordinance was approved by the Arkansas House of Representatives.
Private nuisance suits can be brought against the state under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, the Supreme Judicial Court has decided in an issue of first impression.
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