healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
Origin of faith healing
First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsfaith healer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for faith healer
treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
Derived Formsfaith healer, noun
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Medicine definitions for faith healer
[ fāth ]
One who treats disease with prayer.
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