faith healing

noun

Definition of faith healing 

: a method of treating diseases by prayer and exercise of faith in God

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faith healer noun

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Plenty of case law upholds the rights of children and cases affirm religious freedom, but nothing addresses the role of faith healing in children’s medical care, Sanders said. Carissa Wolf, idahostatesman, "Medical care could have saved his brother’s life. His parents prayed instead.," 20 Feb. 2018 Hensley-Clancy’s piece is fascinating and well-balanced, and includes her personal foray into faith healing for her torn knee ligaments. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "The Prophet Will See You Now," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of faith healing

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of faith healing was in 1880

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faith healing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of faith healing

: a way of treating diseases by using prayer and religious faith

faith healing

noun
\ ˈfāth-ˌhē-liŋ \

Medical Definition of faith healing 

: a method of treating diseases by prayer and exercise of faith in God

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faith healer noun

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