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Definition of faculty:

  1. 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.
  2. Power; prerogative or attribute of office.
  3. Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.
  4. Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
  5. 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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staff, department, capability, flair, head, genius, efficiency, knack, skill, gift, stave, body, ability, personnel, dexterity, mental faculty, module, energy, foundation, competency, college, capacity, efficacy, aptitude, readiness, forte, cleverness, organization, society, turn, corps, bent, talent, qualification, university, clinic, expertness, aptness, instinct, institute, approach, competence, susceptibility.

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