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public nuisance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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public nuisanceˌpublic ˈnuisance noun [countable]  1 lawSCC an action that is harmful to everyone2 ANNOYsomeone who does things that annoy a lot of people
Examples from the Corpus
public nuisanceOnly a few years ago, wetlands were widely regarded as a public nuisance and a health hazard.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.In Gibbons the cause of action was founded on public nuisance.
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