verb (used with object)
to treat badly or abusively.
(transitive) to treat badly
1716, from mistreat + -ment.
mid-15c.; see mis- (1) + treat (v.). Related: Mistreated; mistreating.
[mis-tris] /ˈmɪs trɪs/ noun 1. a woman who has authority, control, or power, especially the female head of a household, institution, or other establishment. 2. a woman employing, or in authority over, servants or attendants. 3. a female owner of an animal, or formerly, a slave. 4. a woman who has the power of controlling […]
noun 1. a woman who directs the entertainment at a party, dinner, or the like.
- Mistress of the robes
noun 1. (in Britain) a lady of high rank in charge of the Queen’s wardrobe
[mis-trahy-uh l, -trahyl] /mɪsˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl/ noun, Law. 1. a terminated without conclusion on the merits of the case because of some error in the proceedings. 2. an inconclusive , as where the jury cannot agree. /mɪsˈtraɪəl/ noun 1. a trial made void because of some error, such as a defect in procedure 2. (in […]