The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. (noun)
A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine). (noun)
An ability, skill, or power. (noun)
Examples of word faculty
The term faculty was used at first to designate a specific field of knowledge; but in 1255 we find the Masters at Paris using the term in the modern meaning of
The health and safety head in our faculty is awesome, if a little over-enthusiastic.
The first taught the legal and business aspects of running a dispensary and, because the faculty is active in the cannabusiness, emphasized such practical concerns as not getting robbed (keep your stash in a gun safe) and not getting busted (exude good corporate citizenship â€” incorporate, pay your taxes, join the Chamber of Commerce; Duncan won over suspicious neighbors by cleaning up all the dog poop on the block).
His extramarital love affairs seem to have been Platonic; and although he once spoke of the â€œbrutal sensualityâ€which â€œleads me so close to the greatest sins,â€ he placed what he called his faculty for â€œdepraved fantasyâ€ in the servicenot of love but of power.
Carlyle, in the first of his two essays on Richter (1827), expressly distinguishes true humour from irony, which he describes as a faculty of caricature, consisting "chiefly in a certain superficial distortion or reversal of objects" -- the method of