101. Meaning of 'nuisance'.

The term 'nuisance' as used in law is not capable of exact definition1. Although most nuisances arise from a long continuing condition, a single isolated happening is sufficient if it arises from a continuing condition on land in the control of the defendant2.

Nuisances may be broadly divided into:

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    (1)     acts not warranted by law or omissions to discharge a legal duty, which obstruct or cause inconvenience or damage to the public in the exercise of rights common to all the Queen's subjects