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Faculty meaning

faculty - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
  2. 2. Power; prerogative or attribute of office.
  3. 3. Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Power of the mind; ability; professors of a college; members of a profession.

faculty - examples of usage

  1. Conscience is not a mysterious faculty of our nature. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. Sally certainly had the faculty of cutting a long story short. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. But his language- faculty seemed perfectly in order. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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