maltreatment

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maltreatment

Any unreasonable and imbalanced interaction between two or more people, in which one party wields control and is verbally or physical abusive of the other.

maltreatment

Social medicine Any of a number of types of unreasonable interactions with another adult. See Child maltreatment, Cf Child abuse.

maltreatment

(măl-trēt′mĕnt) [″ + ″]
Neglect or abuse of people or things.
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Frederick is charged with conspiracy to maltreat detainees, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees and committing an indecent act.
She admitted two counts of conspiracy to maltreat prisoners, four of maltreating prisoners and one of committing an indecent act.
The 22-year-old US Army reservist entered her pleas to two counts of conspiracy to maltreat prisoners, four counts of maltreating prisoners and one count of committing an indecent act.
Specialist Jeremy Sivits, 24, is charged with conspiracy to maltreat detainees, dereliction of duty for failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty and maltreatment, and maltreatment of detainees.
The mob also tried to maltreat and thrashed Nadeem Aftab Sindhu but he managed to escape from the scene", he added.
They care so much for the animals, they neglect and maltreat them.
The short film focuses on how some people maltreat their aged parents.
Sivits has been charged with conspiracy to maltreat subordinates and detainees, dereliction of duty for negligently failing to protect detainees from abuse and cruelty and maltreatment of detainees.