Cleptomania - definition of cleptomania by The Free Dictionary
Also found in: Thesaurus
cleptomania (ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə; -ˈmeɪnjə)
Psychology. an irresistible impulse to steal, especially when the thief can afford to pay. — kleptomaniac, n.See also: Theft
References in periodicals archive
She was not averse to a bit of cleptomania
when the mood took her and she actually stole a knife and fork from the house of a particular lord she visited during one of her great progresses around the country.