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

 

maltreatment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈtriːtmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈtriːtmənt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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very cruel treatment of a person or an animal Both men are charged with cruelty and maltreatment of prisoners.