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nuisance in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnuisancenui‧sance /ˈnjuːsəns $ ˈnuː-/ ●●○ S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable usually singular]ANNOY a person, thing, or situation that annoys you or causes problemsa real/awful/terrible etc nuisance 🔊 The dogs next door are a real nuisance.What a nuisance! British English 🔊 What a nuisance! I’ve forgotten my ticket.I hate to be a nuisance .../Sorry to be a nuisance ... 🔊 I hate to be a nuisance, but could you move your car to the other side of the street? 🔊 Stop making a nuisance of yourself (=annoying other people with your behaviour)! 🔊 It’s a nuisance having to get up that early on a Sunday morning.2 [countable, uncountable] lawSCL the use of a place or property in a way that causes public annoyance 🔊 The nightclub has been declared a public nuisance.
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nuisanceRabbits can be a nuisance to gardeners.His battalion commander was becoming a nuisance.The flies which on the previous day had been a nuisance to them were now a torment.He says it is a nuisance but he's putting up with it.Wet, moldy basements may be more than a nuisance.She said he was a nuisance and that the council ought to do something about it.Compass errors are an awful nuisance and it is well worth finding out a little about them.They were a necessary nuisance that provided the rationale for what Bureau men really loved to do: build majestic dams.Missing are neighborhood and business associations: two groups that pushed hard during the former administration for a crackdown on nuisance crimes.The overgrown vacant lot was declared a public nuisance.making a nuisance of yourselfIt's just I don't relish any of Jahsaxa's colleagues making a nuisance of themselves here.I've got some one from the village coming in every day to check that no one tries making a nuisance of themselves.public nuisanceMarried sheep-farmer Wadland, 29, was jailed for five years after admitting making threats to kill and being a public nuisance.She should be declared a public nuisance and paved over for a parking lot.Tell that woman she is a public nuisance.Consequently, odours may amount to a public nuisance if they substantially inconvenience a sufficient number of people.It also alleges violations of state and federal antitrust laws and public nuisance laws.We have considered the tort of private nuisance; public nuisance should also be mentioned.In Gibbons the cause of action was founded on public nuisance.Those who reside or work where zoning laws prohibit public nuisances need not apply.