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Definition of Faculty

Faculty

  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.
  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.

Faculty Quotations

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
Aristotle

Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
Erich Fromm

I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
Clark Kerr

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.
Ada Lovelace

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Mark Twain
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Faculty Translations

faculty in Danish is fakultet
faculty in Dutch is faculteit
faculty in Norwegian is evne, fakultet
faculty in Portuguese is faculdade
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