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faith healing

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noun
  1. healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
  2. a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
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Origin of faith healing

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsfaith healer, noun
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Examples from the Web for faith healing

Historical Examples

  • But this faith-healing would be dangerous ground with Millard.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • She did not feel proud of her gift of faith-healing; hardly was she grateful for it.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • If her faith-healing were only a matter of her own suffering she need not hesitate; she would take the cross with all her heart.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • Had she wholly renounced her faith-healing, or was she only opposed to the Christian Science imposture?

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • I sometimes think it is the opposite of Faith-healing with him—George believes himself into his colds.


British Dictionary definitions for faith healing

faith healing

noun
  1. treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
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Derived Formsfaith healer, noun
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