Torts. A nuisance which affects the public in general, and not merely some specific individual. Also referred to as a “public nuisance.” Related entries Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Co., Inc. Public Nuisance vs. Private Nuisance Public Nuisance Bradley v. American Smelting and Refining Co. Permanent Nuisance Continuing Nuisance Assize of Nuisance Abatement of Nuisance Private Nuisance Ford v. Revlon, Inc.