Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse; mistreatment.(noun)
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Use "maltreatment" in a sentence
"But Carty, who has long been outspoken about what he describes as maltreatment within the country's immigration detention system, had been planning to meet for a second time with representatives from Amnesty International."
"A three-year fellowship in child maltreatment is included among Safe Place's many endeavors."
""Going Rogue" opens with an inspiring, up-from-the-bootstraps personal tale, but she spends much of the book complaining about maltreatment from a few McCain campaign staffers."