Disputatio:Facultas (universitatis)

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Attestationes?[fontem recensere]

Do we have attestions showing that English faculty (of professors) is Latin facultas (professorum)? On my diploma, the relevant phrase seems to be Ordo Professorum. IacobusAmor 01:41, 20 Iunii 2008 (UTC)

I found a number of sources attesting it through googles:
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~classics/lexicon.html
And from a Harvard students' site, no less—yet a Harvard diploma identifies the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences as the DECANVS ORDINIS ARTIVM ET SCIENTIARVM. (Incidentally, it identifies the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences as merely the DECANVS ACADEMIAE SVPERIORIS.) The OED has an attestation of facultas meaning 'a department in a university', from Giraldus Cambrensis from about 1184. There could be a subtle distinction here: a department isn't quite the same thing as 'the teachers & administrators of a school, college, or university', which is more or less what the modern English term has come to mean. It's an easy enough linguistic development though. IacobusAmor 03:21, 20 Iunii 2008 (UTC)
Liber anni 1828 (Google Books)
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~bloewe/2005-06-I/2005-CL-L6.pdf
--Rafaelgarcia 02:30, 20 Iunii 2008 (UTC)