healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
Also faith healer, attested by 1874; from faith + healer.
The power which a man’s imagination has over his body to heal it or make it sick is a force which none of us is born without. The first man had it, the last one will possess it. If left to himself, a man is most likely to use only the mischievous half of the force–the half which invents imaginary ailments for him and cultivates them; and if he is one of those very wise people, he is quite likely to scoff at the beneficent half of the force and deny its existence. [Mark Twain, “Christian Science,” 1907]
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. noun 1. treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
[feyth-lis] /ˈfeɪθ lɪs/ adjective 1. not adhering to allegiance, promises, vows, or duty: the faithless behavior of Benedict Arnold. 2. not trustworthy; unreliable. 3. without trust or belief. 4. being without religious faith. 5. (among Christians) bereft of Christian faith. /ˈfeɪθlɪs/ adjective 1. unreliable or treacherous 2. dishonest or disloyal 3. having no faith or […]
- Faith school
noun 1. (Brit) a school that provides a general education within a framework of a specific religious belief
[fahy-yoom] /faɪˈyum/ noun 1. a province in N central Egypt: many archaeological remains. 691 sq. mi. (1790 sq. km). 2. Also called El Faiyum, El Fayum. a city in and the capital of this province, SW of Cairo. adjective 3. pertaining to or designating a style of portrait painting developed in Egypt under Roman rule, […]