faith healer

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:
1880–85

faith healer, noun
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faith healing
 
n
treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
 
faith healer
 
n

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faith healer
Also faith-healer, attested from 1885.
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faith healer n.
One who treats disease with prayer.

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