noun, plural fac·ul·ties.
- the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
- one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
- the teaching body, sometimes with the students, in any of these departments.
Origin of faculty
Examples from the Web for faculties
Faculties of Arts and Sciences: How should science relate to the arts?
Does it tend to help man towards the maximum development of all his faculties and capacities?Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
There is no truth in the story that the Austrians neglected his education and connived at the ruin of his faculties.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The necessity of caring for the pack-horse, perhaps better than aught else, served to restore his faculties.The Frontiersmen|Charles Egbert Craddock
In the humblest forms of being we can trace scarcely anything besides a definite action in a few of the faculties.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
Various changes are effected in the perceptions and faculties of those persons in whom somnambulism has been induced.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for faculties
noun plural -ties
- a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
- the staff of such a department
- mainly US and Canadian all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc