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faith healing

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.
Origin of faith healing
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
faith healer, noun
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  • The night had fallen before he got to the mountains, which he and the Pioneers had seen the faith healer enter.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • A whisper grew that Laura was in love with the faith healer.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • Tim's voice suddenly lowered before the last word, for the faith healer had broken down in a torrent of tears.

    Northern Lights, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Twice each week the faith healer came to the house, laid his hands upon their backs and took their money.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for faith healer

faith healing

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

faith healer n.
One who treats disease with prayer.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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