public nuisance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Public nuisance (Law) See under Nuisance.
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Usage

In literature:

I shan't be a public nuisance.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
A public prosecutor of nuisances is more wanted than a public prosecutor of crime.
"The Claims of Labour an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed" by Arthur Helps
As to the waste, it is already so large as to have become a public nuisance.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
I can't think of any public enterprise to work up, or any nuisance to be suppressed.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
They are a public nuisance, an outrage to civilization.
"The Daughter of a Republican" by Bernie Babcock
A public garage is not a nuisance.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Anybody that knows anything about 'em knows they're a public nuisance.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
Those two were a public nuisance every Saturday afternoon.
"The Broken Gate" by Emerson Hough
This has become an absolute public nuisance.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
He's been maintaining a public nuisance here with his ark.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In news:

Board of Health President Mary McJury says the gulls are not a public health nuisance.
The city argues the Last Place on Earth has created a public nuisance.
An Abandoned Apartment Complex Dubbed a ' Public Nuisance ' is demolished.
From Public Nuisance to Art World Phenomenon.
Chicago officials are looking into whether the Congress Theater in Logan Square is a public nuisance .
Tort – Public Nuisance – Medical Marijuana.
The financial impact of such public-nuisance lawsuits against product manufacturers may become substantial.
A person's right to seek access to any and all public records is a costly nuisance that agencies are forced to deal with.
File photo by Gian DeLoia – The residence at 208 Church St in Johnsonburg was declared a public nuisance.
The San Diego Board of Supervisors declared synthetic drugs, such as spice and bath salts , a public nuisance Tuesday morning.
Clean -up begins at New Haven home declared 'public health nuisance.
Clean up crews are beginning work on a property in the town of New Haven that was declared a "public health nuisance" by the Oswego County Board of Health last week.
Clean-up begins at New Haven home declared 'public health nuisance.
Clean-up begins at New Haven home declared 'public health nuisance.
The Beloit city council voted and passed a new public nuisance ordinance Monday night.
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