1 ability, capacity, skill, aptitude, potential, talent, flair, knack, gift, genius; dexterity, adroitness, cleverness, capability:
She has a faculty for making people feel at home.
2 school, department, discipline:
Her graduate studies were in the Faculty of Philosophy.
3 staff, personnel, members, Brit dons:
Each member of the faculty has a doctorate.
4 power, authorization, dispensation, sanction, licence, prerogative, privilege, right, permission, liberty:
The government has the faculty to judge treasonable acts.