kleptomania

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klep·to·ma·ni·a

 (klĕp′tə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by an irresistible impulse to steal things even though there is no personal or financial need for them.

[Greek kleptein, to steal + -mania.]

klep′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) n.
klep′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ĭ-kəl) adj.

kleptomania

(ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychol a strong impulse to steal, esp when there is no obvious motivation
[C19: klepto- from Greek kleptēs thief, from kleptein to steal + -mania]
ˌkleptoˈmaniˌac n

klep•to•ma•ni•a

(ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
a compulsion to steal having no relation to need or the monetary value of the object.
[1820–30; < Greek klépt(ēs) thief, or klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -mania]
klep`to•ma′ni•ac` (-niˌæk) n., adj.

kleptomania, cleptomania

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

kleptomania

Compulsive stealing, symbolic of an unconscious need, often sexual in origin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kleptomania - an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations
kleptomania
kleptomanie
cleptomania
cleptomanie

kleptomania

[ˌkleptəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Ncleptomanía f

kleptomania

nKleptomanie f

kleptomania

[ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə] n (Psych) → cleptomania

klep·to·ma·ni·a

n. cleptomanía, deseo incontrolable de robar.

kleptomania

n cleptomanía
References in periodicals archive ?
Fetishism is not considered as a criminal behavior unless it is accompanied by stealing fetish objects 12,61 Some writers defined kleptophilia when the sexual focus involves illicitly entering and stealing from the dwelling of a stranger or potential partner and they evaluated it as a paraphiliac behavior although currently it is not often used (13).
If the act, but not the taken object is the focus, then a diagnosis of kleptophilia is appropriate (13).
Because of the fact that the term kleptophilia doesn't exist both in DSM IV and ICD 10, we preferred the term kleptomania.