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.
He suggested that surveillance cameras be installed in the hospitals, not only for security purposes, but to monitor erring hospital staff who maltreat patients.
We will not make compromise on our prestige and nobody will be allowed to disgrace lawyers and maltreat them," he added.
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.
They care so much for the animals, they neglect and maltreat them.
A Korean man playing golf in Davao City found to his dismay that it doesn't pay to maltreat his own son.
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.