Definition of Nuisance

1. Noun. (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive.

2. Noun. A bothersome annoying person. "That kid is a terrible pain"
Exact synonyms: Pain, Pain In The Neck
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person

Definition of Nuisance

1. n. That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.

Definition of Nuisance

1. Noun. A minor annoyance or inconvenience. ¹

2. Noun. A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) Anything harmful or offensive to the community or to a member of it, for which a legal remedy exists. ¹

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Definition of Nuisance

1. a source of annoyance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nuisance

1. 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. Origin: OE. Noisance, OF. Noisance, nuisance, fr. L. Nocentia guilt, fr. Nocere to hurt, harm; akin to necare to kill. Cf Necromancy, Nocent, Noxious, Pernicious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuisance

nugget of truth
nuisance (current term)
nuisance abatement
nuisance fee
nuisance tax
nuisance taxes
nuisance value

Literary usage of Nuisance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"There is but one exception to this rule, and that is where the assignee of him who erected the nuisance is sued. This exception, to my mind, ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"An action for nuisance will not, however, lie, unless evidence be given of ... Another remedy sometimes allowed by law to one aggrieved by a nuisance is, ..."

3. Handbook on the Law of Torts by William Benjamin Hale, Edwin Ames Jaggard (1896)
"SAME—LEGALIZED nuisance. 222. Where the law has authorized the conduct complained of, which would otherwise be a nuisance, there can be no proper ..."

4. A Treatise on the American Law of Landlord and Tenant by John Neilson Taylor (1887)
"as well as for discharging water in an impure state upon the adjoining land.1 But no length of time will legalize a public nuisance;2 nor will it affect the ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"10, notice of nuisance muy be given to the local authority by any person aggrieved thereby, or by, inter alios, the sanitary msi>ei-tor; "and the local ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"So, it is a nuisance, if one overhangs the roof of his neighbor, throwing the water 1 f ... 317, it was held that iii an action on the case for a nuisance, ..."

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