The faculty of hearing, speech, etc.
A faculty for making friends.
An example of a faculty is sight.
The medical faculty.
An example of a faculty are all the practicing doctors, the medical faculty.
An example of a faculty is the group of teachers at a specific elementary school.
The faculty of speech.
Has a wonderful faculty for storytelling.
The faculty of law.
Other Word Forms
Origin of faculty
- Middle English faculte from Old French from Latin facultās power, ability from facilis easy dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English faculte (“power, property”), from Old French faculte, from Latin facultas (“capability, ability, skill, abundance, plenty, stock, goods, properly, Medieval Latin also a body of teachers”), another form of facilitas (“easiness, facility, etc.”), from facul, another form of facilis (“easy, facile”); see facile.