maltreatment maltreatment  /mæl ˈtrit mənt/


  • (n) cruel or inhumane treatment



  1. A series of reports on child abuse suggest that as many as nine in 10 cases of child maltreatment and neglect go unreported.
  2. In contrast, male spouses showed no increase in maltreatment when their wives were deployed.
  3. Jordan faces six counts and up to 16 12 years in prison for alleged cruelty and maltreatment of prisoners, dereliction of duty and other charges.


  • Defense challenges human trafficking claims (story, video)

    A police officer took the witness stand Wednesday to recount a woman's claims of forced labor and maltreatment after being brought from China to work at a Kimberly restaurant.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent


  1. "To me, the most grievous circumstance is the maltreatment of the people in Gaza, who are literally starving and have no hope at this time," Carter told the liberal Haaretz newspaper. "They're being treated like savages. The alleviation of...
    on Jun 14, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: AFP

  2. "Investigation and prosecution of cases involving those who prey on children are a high priority of the Department of Justice and we will continue to assist local law enforcement and prosecutors in child maltreatment investigations," Van Hollen...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: JB Van Hollen Source: WMTV

  3. "We welcome the WHO-ISPCAN guide on Preventing Child Maltreatment," said Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF. "This is an important new tool for addressing violence against children."
    on Oct 16, 2006 By: Ann M Veneman Source: World Health Organization (press release)

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