Definition of maltreatment in English:


Line breaks: mal¦treat|ment
Pronunciation: /malˈtriːtm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
Cruel or violent treatment of a person or animal; mistreatment: 16 per cent of children experience serious maltreatment at the hands of their parents
More example sentences
  • 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.

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