faculties of Arts and Sciences: How should science relate to the arts?
Then my faculties were unchained, and a shriek broke from my cold lips.
Now there was something so compelling about her tone that he bent all his faculties to the task.
He must work as earnestly as the man destitute of his faculties.
When he recovered his faculties his first sensation was one of great cold.
Having no external resources, they turned their thoughts inward and led forth their own faculties.
Men are not equal, either in their faculties or in their requirements.
The worst passions are but the disorderly exercise of feelings and faculties in themselves good and capable of redemption.
But where the mind is too deeply interested, there it is that the faculties are most treacherous.
Scarce, however, had he mastered the alphabet, until the faculties of the deformed began to expand.
late 14c., "ability, means, resources," from Old French faculté (14c.) "skill, accomplishment, learning," and directly from Latin facultatem (nominative facultas) "power, ability, wealth," from *facli-tat-s, from facilis (see facile).
Academic sense "branch of knowledge" probably was the earliest in English (attested in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.), on notion of "ability in knowledge." Originally each department was a faculty; the use in reference to the whole teaching staff of a college dates from 1767.
faculty fac·ul·ty (fāk'əl-tē)
A natural or specialized power of a living organism.