nuisance

Anything that works hurt, inconvenience, or damage to another. Prior v White, 132 Fla 1, 180 So 347, 116 ALR 1176; Hofstetter v Myers, 170 Kan 564, 228 P2d 522, 24 ALR2d 188. Any- thing done by one which annoys or disturbs another in the free use, possession, or enjoyment of his property, or which renders its ordinary use or occupation physically uncomfortable. Jones v Trawick (Fla) 75 So 2d 785, 50 ALR2d 1319. That which has the effect of prejudicially and unwarrantably affecting the enjoyment of the rights of another. Sullivan v Waterman, 20 RI 372, 39 A 243. Anything done by one that works or causes injury, damage, hurt, inconvenience, annoyance, or discomfort to another in the legitimate enjoyment of his reasonable rights of person or property. District of Columbia v Potten, 55 App DC 312, 5 F2d 374, 40 ALR 1461, cert den 269 US 562, 70 L Ed 412, 46 S Ct 21. Anything which (1) annoys or disturbs the free use of another's property, or which renders its ordinary use or physical occupation uncomfortable, or (2) interferes with the rights of a citizen, either in person, property, the enjoyment of his property, or his comfort, or (3) materially lessens the enjoyment of property or the physical comfort of persons in their homes. Martin v Williams, 141 W Va 595, 93 SE2d 835, 56 ALR2d 756. What may constitute a nuisance in a particular case depends upon many things, such as the type of neighborhood, the nature of the thing or wrong complained of, its proximity to those alleging injury or damage, its frequency or continuity, and the nature and extent of the resulting injury, damage, or annoyance; each case must, of necessity, depend upon particular facts and circumstances. Lehmkuhl v Junction City, 179 Kan 389, 295 P2d 621, 56 ALR2d 1409. See liquor nuisance; private nuisance; public nuisance.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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