Common nuisance

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COMMON NUISANCE. One which affects the public in general, and not merely some particular person. 1 Hawk. P. C. 197. See Nuisance.

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A common nuisance in Oman is when people drive slowly in the fast lane on the Sultan Qaboos Highway, which results in a long line of vehicles.
This lenient treatment was possible because he did not plead guilty to marijuana possession--only to the lesser offense of "maintaining a common nuisance.
Lamb's-quarter is a common nuisance plant (to farmers, anyway) that is similar to spinach.
Perreault had earlier been acquitted by the Ontario Superior Court on 4 charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and 1 charge of common nuisance.
If the proceedings before the License Commission are not sufficient to bring a dramatic improvement to the conditions at this location, I am personally exploring all options and seriously considering the possibility of taking legal action to seek a court order declaring this property a common nuisance and closing the operation of the facility," he said.
The most common nuisance was the use of prohibited electronic devices on board such as mobile phones, which 55.
Leeches are a common nuisance on jungle treks, and campers are schooled in proper removal of the parasite.
54) The historic English definition of common nuisance included "any act not warranted by law or an omission to discharge a legal duty, which inconveniences the public in the exercise of rights common to all Her Majesty's subjects.