Definitions of faculty

  1. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  8. Power of the mind; ability; professors of a college; members of a profession.
  9. Any special power of mind or body.
  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.
  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.