MALTREATMENT

The abuse or consistent neglect of a person or animal by another person which can involve emotional, sexual and physical inaction.

MALTREATMENT: "Animal maltreatment (wrong treatment) involves their beating to simply not receiving food from owners. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MALTREATMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maltreatment/ (accessed September 22, 2019).
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