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 for maltreatment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  maltreatment \mal*treat"ment\, n.; [Cf. F. maltraitement.]
     Cruel or inhumane treatment; ill usage; abuse.
     Syn: ill-treatment.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of
           physical abuse" [syn: maltreatment, ill-treatment,
           ill-usage, abuse]

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