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kleptomania definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a recurrent urge to steal, usu. without regard for need or profit. Derivatives: kleptomaniac n. & adj. Etymology: Gk kleptes thief + -MANIA

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Klopemania, propensity to steal, mania for stealing.




 


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