nuisance Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
noun a bothersome annoying person
pain in the neck; pain.
- that kid is a terrible pain
, OF. noisance
, fr. L. nocentia
guilt, fr. nocere
to hurt, harm; akin to necare
to kill. Cf Necromancy
- That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.
✍ Nuisances are public when they annoy citizens in general; private, when they affect individuals only.
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