Pronunciation: (nOO'suns, nyOO'-), [key]
1. an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.: a monthly meeting that was more nuisance than pleasure.
2. Law.something offensive or annoying to individuals or to the community, esp. in violation of their legal rights.
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