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.

noun

  1. (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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