nuisance 19/12/2021 08:49 by editor Views: 2 Nuisance (from archaic nocence, through Fr. noisance, nuisance, from Lat. nocere, “to hurt”) is a common law tort. It means that which causes offence, annoyance, trouble or injury. A nuisance can be either public (also “common”) or private. WP Glossary Term UsageAre We a Dump Yard?