Definition of mistreatment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mistreatment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtmənt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a cruel, unkind or unfair way of treating a person or an animal Many of the prisoners suffered brutal mistreatment.