Definition of 'ill-treatment'
Example sentences containing 'ill-treatment'
He also rejected suggestions that the pair would suffer ill-treatment if called to give evidence in any retrial.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
In some countries these deaths may be caused by ill-treatment of a prisoner by staff or by fellow prisoners.The Prisons We Deserve (1994)
He had a history of violence and mental health problems and was convicted of neglect and ill-treatment after she suffered rib fractures.Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Sun (2011)
All deny 18 charges of ill-treatment and neglect.The Sun (2013)
It is easy to confuse torture and ill-treatment, both of which have been widespread throughout the whole of history.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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