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Definitions of faculty

  1. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Special mental endowment; characteristic knack. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Power; prerogative or attribute of office. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Any special power of mind or body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

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Usage examples for faculty

  1. There are men who have the faculty of pleasing and creating mirth and he was one of that kind. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. For she had a happy faculty of living in the present moment, and throwing herself wholly into the work she might be about, forgetting care and trouble for the time. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
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