• WordNet 3.6
    • n mistreatment the practice of treating (someone or something) badly "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
    • n Mistreatment Wrong treatment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver.
    • n mistreatment Wrong or unkind treatment; abuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Code of Hammurabi made it forbidden to randomly mistreat slaves. However, the code also stated that slaves were to be branded on the forehead and forbidden to hide or mask the mark.
    • n Mistreatment ill-treatment: abuse
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In literature:

There was a poor widow in that town who was being mistreated.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
He told me if I would go there he never would let nobody bother me and he never would mistreat me no more.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
So we have to use native foremen, and they're guilty of what mistreatment the workers suffer.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
And have I mistreated you in any manner?
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The small German declared himself mistreated.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Some one has mistreated the child shamefully, but she won't tell anything about it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Wouldn't let nobody mistreat the slaves.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
I like the girls too well to have them thus mistreated.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
But Mrs. Clare had a warm heart and so had Rose, and it pained them greatly to see Randy so mistreated.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
She would not even care to have me mistreat you.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
You can't mistreat me!
"The Cry at Midnight" by Mildred A. Wirt
Why do you mistreat the poor?
"Orthodox Daily Prayers" by Anonymous
My soul is at peace to-night despite the misery of my mistreated body.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
He could not put away the fear that she might be mistreated or slighted in some way up at Harbaugh's.
"The Sherrods" by George Barr McCutcheon
Father handed me back my mistreating Algy with interest on the investment.
"Plain Mary Smith" by Henry Wallace Phillips
They may mistreat him!
"The Deserted Yacht" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
I had been mistreated and starved long enough.
"With Fire and Sword" by Samuel H. M. Byers
This complaint about mistreatment in youth is often an excuse, not a reason for irreligion.
"The Meaning of Faith" by Harry Emerson Fosdick
Every scar, be it as old as Cromwell's mistreatment of Ireland, is inflamed.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
Euthyphro justified mistreatment of his own father on the ground that Zeus had chased Cronos, his father, from the skies.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler

In news:

Defense says Ferguson was mistreated , but still helped Detroit contractor get work.
Jaczko was accused of bullying agency staff and mistreating female coworkers.
Group Accuses Princeton University Labs Of Mistreating Animals.
The station's involvement started 23 years ago as the number of unwanted and mistreated pets in the Charlotte-area continued to grow.
Agency says US was repeatedly given details of mistreatment.
When Kathy Diaz felt that her business had been mistreated by the Internal Revenue Service, she knew just where to turn: to the US government.
Judge finds couple guilty of confining, mistreating girl.
Barker claiming mistreatment by head coach Jerry Kill and the training staff.
Police officers referred a case of alleged mistreatment of a dependant adult to the Department of Children and Families for further investigation.
Authorities have seized cattle from a coastal pasture and cited the owner for mistreatment of animals.
Indonesia's Mentally Ill Face Neglect, Mistreatment .
When people are being abused or mistreated they can internalize the pain they feel.
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices.

In science:

We believe that we have traced the source of the problem in the Kazantsev model to a mistreatment of the small, sub-viscous scales of the velocity field.
Magnetic dynamo action in random flows with zero and finite correlation times
However, we would like to suggest the following qualitative physical picture for why the Kazantsev model mistreats the small sub-viscous scales and why the filtering procedure works.
Magnetic dynamo action in random flows with zero and finite correlation times
There will always be ways to mistreat terminology.
Optical tests of quantum nonlocality: from EPR-Bell tests towards experiments with moving observers
Later the reason was found to be errors in calculations of the tracking delay and delay rate parameters in the Mitaka FX correlator: the atmospheric delay term becomes infinite for the zenith observations because of mistreatment of an elevation angle as a zenith angle together with the inversed sign of the term.
Re-analysis of the First Fringe with 2-Beam in the VERA System from Archive Data
Additionally, cosine similarity mistreats or ignores information available by considering the threads and the author of the posts.
User Interest and Interaction Structure in Online Forums