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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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British Dictionary definitions for faith healer

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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faith healer in Medicine

faith healer

(fāth)
n.
  1. One who treats disease with prayer.
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