laying on hands

laying on of hands

noun
1.
Theology. a rite in which the cleric's hands are placed on the head of a person being confirmed, ordained, or the like.
2.
(in divine healing) the placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured.

Origin:
1490–1500

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laying on of hands
 
n
(in Christian ordination, confirmation, faith healing, etc) the act of laying hands on a person's head to confer spiritual blessing

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