Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of maltreating, or the condition of being maltreated; ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cruel or inhumane treatment; ill usage; abuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse; mistreatment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment

Etymologies

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From mal- +‎ treatment.

Examples

  • But Carty, who has long been outspoken about what he describes as maltreatment within the country's immigration detention system, had been planning to meet for a second time with representatives from Amnesty International.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • But Carty, who has long been outspoken about what he describes as maltreatment within the country's immigration detention system, had been planning to meet for a second time with representatives from Amnesty International.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • But Carty, who has long been outspoken about what he describes as maltreatment within the country's immigration detention system, had been planning to meet for a second time with representatives from Amnesty International.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • But Carty, who has long been outspoken about what he describes as maltreatment within the country's immigration detention system, had been planning to meet for a second time with representatives from Amnesty International.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • A three-year fellowship in child maltreatment is included among Safe Place's many endeavors.

    Child Abuse and Neglect Fellowship

  • "Going Rogue" opens with an inspiring, up-from-the-bootstraps personal tale, but she spends much of the book complaining about maltreatment from a few McCain campaign staffers.

    Palin's tale of two worlds

  • Justice makes cruelty, oppression or "maltreatment" of prisoners by US forces a crime.

    Anthony Lewis: The Torture Administration

  • It makes cruelty, oppression or "maltreatment" of prisoners a crime.

    Balkinization

  • It makes cruelty, oppression or "maltreatment" of prisoners a crime.

    Balkinization

  • It makes cruelty, oppression or "maltreatment" of prisoners a crime.

    Balkinization

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  • "We are implicitly invited to look for the bruises and scabs beneath the chocolate, because that is another detail that has been divulged in huge headlines normally reserved for war reporting or political scandal: Baby P’s mother melted chocolate biscuits and smeared them on her child’s face to hide signs of maltreatment."

    - Brendan O’Neill, 'Dead baby porn', spiked-online.com, 18 Nov 2008.

    November 19, 2008