Definitions

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  • v. To treat wrongfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To treat wrongfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To maltreat; abuse; treat badly.

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Examples

  • And at the last, after many words, there was a clerk which had been longing to S. Erkenwold, and saw this strife, and stood up and commanded silence, and told to the people a great commendation of the virtuous life of this holy saint, and said it was not honest, ne according, to misentreat the holy body by violent hands, but let us beseech Almighty

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

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