n.1.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.
What a piece of work is a man ! how noble in reason ! how infinite in faculty !
- Shak.
2.Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
3.Power; prerogative or attribute of office.
4.Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.
The pope . . . granted him a faculty to set him free from his promise.
- Fuller.
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, etc.
6.(Amer. Colleges) 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.
Dean of faculty
See under Dean.
Faculty of advocates
(Scot.) See under Advocate.
Noun1.faculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
2.faculty - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
Synonyms: staff
ableness, absolute power, absolutism, adequacy, adroitness, appurtenance, aptitude, aptness, authority, authorization, bent, birthright, bump, caliber, capability, capableness, claim, cleverness, competence, competency, conjugal right, consciousness, constituted authority, delegated authority, demand, department, dexterity, discipline, dispensation, divine right, dower, dowry, droit, due, efficacy, efficiency, endowment, equipment, facility, faculties, fitness, flair, forte, function, genius, gift, inalienable right, indirect authority, inherent authority, instinct, intellectual gifts, intellectuals, interest, jus divinum, knack, lawful authority, leaning, legal authority, legitimacy, liberty, long suit, makings, members, metier, natural endowment, natural gift, natural right, nose, parts, penchant, permission, personnel, potential, powers, predilection, prerogative, prescription, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, privilege, proclivity, professorate, professordom, professoriate, professors, proficiency, propensity, proper claim, property, property right, quality, regality, right, rightful authority, royal prerogative, sanction, school, senses, skill, speciality, strong flair, strong point, sufficiency, susceptibility, talents, the goods, the say, the say-so, the stuff, title, turn, vested authority, vested interest, vested right, vicarious authority, what it takes, wits
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facts of life
Factum a judice quod ad ujus officium non spectat
Factum negantis nulla probatio
Factum non dictur quod non perseverat
Factum unius alteri nocere non debet
Facultas probationum non est angustanda
-- Faculty --
faculty member
Faculty of advocates
fad diet
fade away
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