Meaning of “public nuisance” in the English Dictionary

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"public nuisance" in Business English

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public nuisancenoun

uk us 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.

(Definition of “public nuisance” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)