faculty etymology

English word faculty comes from Old French faculte

Detailed word origin of faculty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
faculte Old French (fro)
faculte Middle English (enm)
faculty English (eng) A division of a university.. A power, authority or privilege conferred by a higher authority.. An ability, skill, or power, often plural.. The academic staff at schools, colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.. The members of a profession.