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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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The 45-year-old part-time farmer was banned by magistrates from keeping any animals after he maltreated a 15-year-old thoroughbred horse called Maizie, who suffered from skin eruptions and hair loss.
Here the wife was accused of parricide for killing her husband and admitted it after allegedly being repeatedly maltreated that caused her to be possessed by an evil spirit.
Frederick is charged with conspiracy to maltreat detainees, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees and 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.
They care so much for the animals, they neglect and maltreat them.
He also had some words of wisdom to share to Aquino, telling her that they would be no different if they fought the same way as those who maltreat and insult them.
"We will not make compromise on our prestige and nobody will be allowed to disgrace lawyers and maltreat them," he added.
Noor left his suicide note in a video message in Pushtu that his brother Akbar always maltreated his mother and he was responsible for her death.
Malacanang on Sunday expressed alarm over the growing number of maltreated foreign nationals in the country.
Under Korea's Civil Law, divorce can be filed under the following causes: "If the other spouse has committed an act of unchastity; if one spouse has been maliciously deserted by the other spouse; if one spouse has been extremely maltreated by the other spouse or his or her lineal ascendants; if one spouse's lineal ascendants have been extremely maltreated by the other spouse; if the death or life of the other spouse has been unknown for more than three years; or if there exists any other serious causes, making difficult to continue the marriage."
These cops work in order to maintain a smooth and efficient flow of traffic in cities and are often maltreated by rude people who display flagrant disregard for the law and its enforcers.
According to Kashmir media service, the HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar said thousands of Indian people are working in Kashmir and they have never been maltreated or harassed by anyone in the territory.