faculties


faculties
faculties (n.) early 16c., "powers or properties of one's self," also "physical functions;" plural of FACULTY (Cf. faculty).

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  • faculties — n. Physical and mental capabilities; the ability to do something. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Faculties — Faculty Fac ul*ty, n.; pl. {Faculties}. [F. facult?, L. facultas, fr. facilis easy (cf. facul easily), fr. fecere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Facility}.] 1. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faculties — /faekaltiyz/ Abilities; powers; capabilities. In the law of divorce, the capability of the husband to render a support to the wife in the form of alimony, whether temporary or permanent, including not only his tangible property, but also his… …   Black's law dictionary

  • faculties — /faekaltiyz/ Abilities; powers; capabilities. In the law of divorce, the capability of the husband to render a support to the wife in the form of alimony, whether temporary or permanent, including not only his tangible property, but also his… …   Black's law dictionary

  • faculties — fac·ul·ty || fækltɪ n. ability; aptitude; sense; skill, talent; capability; department; teaching staff; teaching and administrative force of a university …   English contemporary dictionary

  • faculties — n wits, senses, intelligence, reason, powers, capabilities * * * [plural noun] powers, capabilities, intelligence, reason, senses, wits …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faculties of the Soul — • Article covers the meaning and classification Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Faculties of the Soul     Faculties of the Soul      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Faculties, Canonical — • In law, a faculty is the authority, privilege, or permission, to perform an act or function Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Faculties and departments of the University of Alberta — This article is a list of the faculties and departments of the University of Alberta.Main CampusAgriculture* Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences [http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/] (AFHE) ** Department of Agricultural, Food and… …   Wikipedia

  • Faculties of Medicines in Hong Kong — Before the handover of Hong Kong to the People s Republic of China in 1997, medical education in this former British colony traditionally and exclusively followed the path of western medicine. Faculties of Medicine were modelled after those in… …   Wikipedia


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