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Webster's Dictionary

Faculty

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(1):

(n.) Power; prerogative or attribute of office.

(2):

(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.

(3):

(n.) Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.

(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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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Faculty'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/f/faculty.html. 1828.

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