private nuisance
private nuisance see nuisance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

private nuisance

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


private nuisance
An activity or thing that interferes with the use of property by an individual (or a few individuals) by being irritating, offensive, or obstructive. Nuisances can include everything from noise and illegal gambling to posting indecent signs and misdirecting water on to other property. Conditions that affect an entire community are a public nuisance. Lawsuits may be brought to abate (remove or reduce) a nuisance.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

private nuisance
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

private nuisance
n.
   the interference with an individual's peaceful enjoyment of one's property, which can be the basis for a lawsuit both for damages caused by the nuisance and an order (injunction) against continuing the noxious (offensive) activity or condition. Examples: fumes from a factory above the legal limit, loud noises well above the norm, directing rain water onto another person's property, operating an auto repair business in a neighborhood zoned residential, or numerous barking dogs.
   See also: nuisance, public nuisance

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Private nuisance — Private Pri vate (?; 48), a. [L. privatus apart from the state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr. privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward (hence, alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • private nuisance — A nuisance which threatens injury to one or a few persons. McFarlane v Niagara Falls, 247 NY 340, 160 NE 391, 57 ALR 1. A nuisance which violates only private rights and produces damages to one or to no more than a few persons. Riggins v District …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • private nuisance — noun a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land • Hypernyms: ↑nuisance …   Useful english dictionary

  • private nuisance — violation of reasonable use and reasonable enjoyment of land that causes annoyance to another person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • private nuisance — noun Law an unlawful interference with the use and enjoyment of land …   English new terms dictionary

  • nuisance — nui·sance / nüs əns, nyüs / n [Anglo French nusaunce, from Old French nuire to harm, from Latin nocēre]: something (as an act, object, or practice) that invades or interferes with another s rights or interests (as the use or enjoyment of… …   Law dictionary

  • nuisance — is that activity which arises from unreasonable, unwarranted or unlawful use by a person of his own property, working obstruction or injury to right of another, or to the public, and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience and discomfort …   Black's law dictionary

  • nuisance — is that activity which arises from unreasonable, unwarranted or unlawful use by a person of his own property, working obstruction or injury to right of another, or to the public, and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience and discomfort …   Black's law dictionary

  • Private — Pri vate (?; 48), a. [L. privatus apart from the state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr. privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward (hence, alone, single) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Private act — Private Pri vate (?; 48), a. [L. privatus apart from the state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr. privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward (hence, alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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