To hurt or injure by maltreatment
They did not plunder or ill-treat the people, but they cared nothing for town life or for agricultural pursuits, and as they passed onward they left the country bare.
ill-treat a badger, or to interfere with a badger sett.
Their parents, too, do not ill-treat their children.
ill-treat a child.
This makes it an offense to kill, injure, capture or cruelly ill-treat a badger, or to interfere with a badger sett.
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