faith healing


noun

healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM faith healing

faith healer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for faith-healer

  • Have you heard anything about Miss Callender's course as a faith-healer?

    The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
  • Now this was the chiefest of heterodoxies to the faith-healer.

    Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick

British Dictionary definitions for faith-healer

faith healing

noun

treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith

Derived forms of faith healing

faith healer, noun
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