Kleptomania
Kleptomania Klep`to*ma"ni*a, n. [Gr. kle`pths thief + E. mania.] A propensity to steal, claimed to be irresistible. This does not constitute legal irresponsibility. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • kleptomania — (n.) 1830, formed from MANIA (Cf. mania) + Gk. kleptes thief, from kleptein to steal, act secretly, from PIE *klep to steal, an extention of root *kel to cover, conceal (see CELL (Cf. cell); Cf. L. clepere …   Etymology dictionary

  • kleptomania — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. kleptomańja] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż IIb, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} chorobliwa skłonność do kradzieży różnych, zwykle drobnych przedmiotów, dokonywanej pod wpływem nieodpartego impulsu <gr.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • kleptomania — ► NOUN ▪ a recurrent urge to steal. DERIVATIVES kleptomaniac noun & adjective. ORIGIN from Greek klept s thief …   English terms dictionary

  • kleptomania — [klep΄tō mā′nē ə, klep΄təmā′nē ə] n. [ModL < Gr kleptēs, thief (< IE base * klep , to hide, steal > L clepere, Goth hlifan, to steal) + MANIA] an abnormal, persistent impulse or tendency to steal, not prompted by need kleptomaniac n.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Kleptomania — For other uses, see Kleptomania (disambiguation). Kleptomania Classification and external resources ICD 10 F63.2 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • kleptomania — /klep teuh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. Psychol. an irresistible impulse to steal, stemming from emotional disturbance rather than economic need. Also, cleptomania. [1820 30; klepto (comb. form of Gk kléptes thief) + MANIA] * * * ▪ mental disorder …   Universalium

  • kleptomania — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kleptomania — noun /ˌklɛptəˈmeɪniə, ˈmeɪnjə/ a psychological disorder that causes an obsession with stealing without material need See Also: kleptomaniac, kleptomaniacal …   Wiktionary

  • kleptomania — A disorder of impulse control characterized by a morbid tendency to steal. [G. klepto, to steal, + mania, insanity] * * * klep·to·ma·nia .klep tə mā nē ə, nyə n a persistent neurotic impulse to steal esp. without economic motive * * * n. a… …   Medical dictionary

  • kleptomania — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. compulsion to steal, thievishness, light fingeredness; see neurosis , theft …   English dictionary for students

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