Meaning of attractive nuisance

attrac'tive nui'sance

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  1. a doctrine of tort law under which a person who creates or permits to exist on his or her land a dangerous condition attractive to children, as an unfenced swimming pool, is liable for their resulting injuries, even though the injured are trespassers.
  2. a hazardous condition or object to which this doctrine is applicable.
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