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attractive nuisance

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  • noun law In the legal area of torts, a hazardous object or condition that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition, and to whom the landowner can therefore be held liable for injuries.

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  • noun anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm

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  • That old broken-down, rusty thresher or tractor sitting out in the field that attracts kids who will play on it and possibly hurt themselves.

    August 28, 2009

  • Yeah! Like the antique muckspreader I once got stuck in for an hour or so.

    August 28, 2009