• WordNet 3.6
    • n maltreatment cruel or inhumane treatment "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n maltreatment Cruel or inhumane treatment; ill usage; abuse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maltreatment The act of maltreating, or the condition of being maltreated; ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. maltraitement,


In literature:

But now, probably in obedience to a sign from the master, the boys in my immediate neighbourhood began to maltreat me.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
He who scoffs at or maltreats him will be punished by Heaven.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
None shall injure or maltreat them; Moslems shall assist them against oppressors.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
The aged pontiff, Pius VI., was maltreated and eventually transported to France.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
This he does by deceiving and finally maltreating his companion.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
And he was not, Solomon gives me to understand, in the habit of maltreating horses.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
He would as soon have thought of "wopping" a little girl as of maltreating his meek companion.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
Colored schools were broken up, the teachers driven away, and the pupils maltreated.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
And when you are taken they cruelly maltreat you, and your term of service is doubled.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Were all these consuls maltreated for mere obstinacy about trifles?
"The Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole

In news:

Sexual maltreatment is one of the most common forms of child abuse.
An Army sergeant found guilty of maltreatment and assault has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, demoted to specialist and forced to forfeit one month's pay for his role in the alleged racial hazing and suicide of Pvt.
In their Review on trends in child maltreatment in six developed countries including the USA.
Trends in child maltreatment — Authors' reply.
The letters from Lorraine Radford and colleagues and from David Finkelhor and Lisa Jones illustrate the potential for selective reporting on the basis of data source or type of maltreatment .
Neurobiological Development in Maltreated Children With PTSD.
Neurobiological Development in Maltreated Children With PTSD.
Regarding types of maltreatment, 78.5 percent of the victims suffered neglect, nearly 18 percent were physically abused and 9.1 percent were sexually abused .
Regarding the overall maltreatment figures, white children accounted for almost 44 percent of the victims, black children for 21.5 percent and Hispanic children for 22.1 percent.
LA CROSSE (WEAU)- Putting an end to child abuse , neglect and maltreatment.
An Ogilvie woman is facing four charges associated with child neglect , malicious punishment and abuse, stemming from alleged maltreatment beginning in 2003.
Danny Chen accepted a plea deal Monday, admitting to hazing and maltreating the 19-year-old Lower East Side soldier before his death, but avoiding more serious charges including negligent homicide.
In August, Carden was demoted from sergeant after he was convicted of hazing and maltreating Chen.
(And maltreatment of animals by a child is a famously strong indicator, as our investigators of psychopathology have found, of hideous future conduct.
He pleaded guilty to maltreatment of subordinates, adultery and failure to obey a lawful order.