• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Illtreat To treat cruelly or improperly; to ill use; to maltreat.
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In literature:

Athenian law allowed any one to indict another for neglect or illtreatment of parents (Telfy).
"Laws" by Plato
Mothers will kill and eat their own children, and the women again are often mercilessly illtreated by their lords and masters.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
He uttered most piteous cries and his conduct led me to believe that he thought he was to be illtreated.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
Even psychiatrists feel that it is somehow disreputable to illtreat a woman who doesn't fight back.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
But they say a man who is known to illtreat his negroes is hated by all the rest of the community.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
I had a home of my own, but my husband was intemperate, and in fits of intoxication would illtreat me and my boy.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
They were all thoroughly cowed, as are dogs that have been illtreated.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
She has done everything for you for years, and you have constantly illtreated her.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
A man who illtreats his wife, or forsakes her for another woman, is often tarred and feathered.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
And they will illtreat us still more than they do already.
"Tales by Polish Authors" by Various