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English definition of “public nuisance”

public nuisance

noun
 
 
LAW
[C or U] someone or something that causes harm to people in general, rather than to particular people: Odours from the factory may amount to a public nuisance.
[U] the crime of causing harm to people in general, rather than to particular people: The aim of the law of public nuisance is to prevent interference with the rights of the public at large. public nuisance laws/violations/suits
(Definition of public nuisance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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