an abnormal, persistent impulse or tendency to steal, not prompted by need
Origin of kleptomaniaModern Latin from Classical Greek klept?s, thief ( from Indo-European base an unverified form klep-, to hide, steal from source Classical Latin clepere, Gothic hlifan, to steal) + -mania
A psychiatric disorder characterized by an irresistible impulse to steal things even though there is no personal or financial need for them.
Origin of kleptomaniaGreek kleptein to steal -mania
From Ancient Greek κλέπτω (kleptō, “I steal”) + -mania