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  1. the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Special mental endowment; characteristic knack. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Power; prerogative or attribute of office. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. Any mental or physical power; mental ability; ease; readiness; the members collectively of any one of the learned professions; the masters and professors in a university, college, or school. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Having power to act; collegiate professors. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Facility or power to act; an original power of the mind; personal quality or endowment; right, authority, or privilege to act; license; a body of men to whom any privilege is granted; the professors constituting a department in a university; the members of a profession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Power of the mind; ability; professors of a college; members of a profession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Any special power of mind or body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The members of a profession, or the instructors in a school or college, collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Any original power of mind in which it is active; the power of doing anything or of performing any action, natural, vital, or animal; the skill derived from practice, or practice aided by nature; special power; privilege; a right or power granted to a person; the individuals constituting a learned profession, or a branch of one, taken collectively the members of a profession; in colleges, the masters and professors of the several departments of a university, one of the departments of a university. The Faculty of Advocates, in Scotland, an incorporated body of barristers, their president being styled Dean of the Faculty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The power of doing anything; a power or capacity of the mind; ability; skill derived from practice; the professors of a department in a university; an ecclesiastical dispensation; the faculty, the medical profession; faculty of advocates, in Scot., the members of the bar, taken collectively. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. In ecclesiastical law. A license or authority; a privilege granted by the ordinary to a man by favor and indulgenceto do that which by law he may not do; e. g., to marry without banns, to erect amonument in a church, etc. Termes de la Ley.In Scotch law. A power founded on consent, as distinguished from a power foundedon property. 2 Kames, Eq. 265. thelawdictionary.org
  18. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul. mso.anu.edu.au
  19. Canon law. A license; an authority. For example, the ordinary having the disposal of all seats in the nave of a church, may grant this power, which, when it is delegated, is called a faculty, to another. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. Faculties are of two kinds; first, when the grant is to a man and his heirs in gross; second, when it is to a person and his heirs, as appurtenant to a house which he holds in the parish. 1 T. R. 429, 432; 12 Co. R. 106. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  21. Scotch law. Equivalent to ability or pow-er. The term faculty is more properly applied to a power founded on the consent of the party from whom it springs, and not founded on property. Kames on Eq. 504. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. fak'ul-ti, n. facility or power to act: any particular ability or aptitude: an original power of the mind: any physical capability or function: personal quality or endowment: right, authority, or privilege to act: license: a department of learning at a university, or the professors constituting it: the members of a profession: executive ability.--adj. FAC'ULT[=A]TIVE, optional: of or pertaining to a faculty.--COURT OF FACULTIES, a court established by Henry VIII., whereby authority is given to the Archbishop of Canterbury to grant dispensations and faculties. [Fr.,--L. facultatem--facilis, easy.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. The power of executing any function or act. The collection of the intellectual faculties constitutes the understanding. We say, also, vital faculties for vital properties, &c. Faculty likewise means the whole body of the medical profession, and, also, a body of medical or other professors. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Aptitude for any special kind of action; executive ability (chiefly United States); power inherent in the body or an organ; a mental power, e.g. the will, reason; branch of art or science, department of University teaching (the four ff., Theology, Law, Medicine, Arts), Masters& Doctors in any of these (pop., The F., members of medical profession); liberty of doing something given by law or a superior, authorization, licence, (esp. eccl.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. A normal power or function, especially a mental one. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. A collective term for the teachers in a university or in any department of a university; in popular language, the members of a profession. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. The inherent quality or power of performing a certain physiological act; in the pl., faculties, the senses together with the mental attributes. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. [L.] Permission, authority, privilege. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. [L.] A body possessed of authority and privileges ; as the graduates in a special department of learning, or the members of a learned profession. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [L.] A special department of knowledge or a learned profession ; as the F. of Divinity, Law, Medicine. In Scotland, the Dean of F. is the president of the F. of advocates, or barristers. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; mental power or capacity; intellectual endowment or gift;—privilege or permission; license;—a body of men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college—philosophy, law, medicine, or theology; especially, the members of a profession or calling;—the professors and tutors in a college. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. The power of doing any thing, ability; powers of the mind, imagination, reason, memory; a knack, dexterity; power, authority; privilege, right to do any thing; Faculty, in an university, denotes the masters and professors of the several sciences. Complete Dictionary

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