Abatement of A Nuisance

Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

The removal, prostration or destruction of, that which causes a nuisance, whether by breaking or pulling it down or otherwise removing, disintegrating or effacing it. Ruff v. Phillips, 50 Ga. 130. The remedy which the law allows a party injured by a nuisance of destroying or removing it by his own act, so as he commits no riot in doing it, nor occasions (in the case of a private nuisance) any damage beyond what the removal of the inconvenience necessarily requires. 3 Bl. Comm. 5, 168; 3 Steph. Comm. 361; 2 Salk. 458.

Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
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