"faculty" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 36466 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "faculty": 1
Words that end with "faculty": 2
Words that contain "faculty": 2
Next words in dictionary: facund, facundious, facundity, fad, faddle, fade, faded, fadedly, fadeless, fader
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