Cruel or violent treatment of a person or animal; mistreatment: 16 per cent of children experience serious maltreatment at the hands of their parents
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- According to national newspapers he has claimed abuse and maltreatment by his captors and dismissed their claims as a fabrication.
- It includes domestic violence, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment of elders.
- We don't like thinking about child abuse and maltreatment.