cleptomania


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cleptomania

(ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə; -ˈmeɪnjə)
n
(Psychiatry) a variant spelling of kleptomania
ˌcleptoˈmaniˌac n

kleptomania, cleptomania

Psychology. an irresistible impulse to steal, especially when the thief can afford to pay. — kleptomaniac, n.
See also: Theft
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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.