public nuisance

noun

law an illegal act causing harm to members of a particular community rather than to any individual
informal a person who is generally considered objectionable

Nearby words

  1. public law,
  2. public lending right,
  3. public library,
  4. public life,
  5. public limited company,
  6. public offering,
  7. public officer,
  8. public opinion,
  9. public opinion poll,
  10. public ownership

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