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Webster 1913 Edition


Nuisance

Nui′sance

,
Noun.
[OE.
noisance
, OF.
noisance
,
nuisance
, fr. L.
nocentia
guilt, fr.
nocere
to hurt, harm; akin to
necare
to kill. Cf
Necromancy
,
Nocent
,
Noxious
,
Pernicious
.]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nuisance

NU'ISANCE

,
Noun.
[L. to annoy. Blackstone writes nusance, and it is desirable that his example may be followed.]
1.
That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious. A liar is a nusance to society.
2.
In law, that which incommodes or annoys; something that produces inconvenience or damage. Nusances are public or private; public, when they annoy citizens in general, as obstructions of the highway; private, when they affect individuals only, as when one man erects a house so near his neighbor's as to throw the water off the roof upon his neighbor's land or house, or to intercept the light that his neighbor before enjoyed.

Definition 2022


nuisance

nuisance

English

Noun

nuisance (plural nuisances)

  1. A minor annoyance or inconvenience.
  2. A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience.
  3. (law) Anything harmful or offensive to the community or to a member of it, for which a legal remedy exists.
    a public nuisance

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (minor annoyance or inconvenience): enjoyment

Derived terms

Translations


French

Etymology

From Old French nuisance, from nuisir (to harm) (compare also French nuire), from Latin noceō (I harm), nocēre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɥi.zɑ̃s/

Noun

nuisance f (plural nuisances)

  1. pollution
    Les nuisances sonores sont un véritable fléau dans ce quartier.