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 for Dean of faculty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dean \Dean\, n. [OE. dene, deene, OF. deien, dien, F. doyen,
     eldest of a corporation, a dean, L. decanus the chief of ten,
     one set over ten persons, e. g., over soldiers or over monks,
     from decem ten. See Ten, and cf. Decemvir.]
     1. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical
        and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary,
        subordinate to a bishop.
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     Dean of cathedral church, the chief officer of a chapter;
        he is an ecclesiastical magistrate next in degree to
        bishop, and has immediate charge of the cathedral and its
     Dean of peculiars, a dean holding a preferment which has
        some peculiarity relative to spiritual superiors and the
        jurisdiction exercised in it. [Eng.]
     Rural dean, one having, under the bishop, the especial care
        and inspection of the clergy within certain parishes or
        districts of the diocese.
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     2. The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and
        Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard
        to the moral condition of the college. --Shipley.
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     3. The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some
        colleges or universities.
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     4. A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of
        a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific
        department. [U.S.]
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     5. The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony;
        as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by
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     Cardinal dean, the senior cardinal bishop of the college of
        cardinals at Rome. --Shipley.
     Dean and chapter, the legal corporation and governing body
        of a cathedral. It consists of the dean, who is chief, and
        his canons or prebendaries.
     Dean of arches, the lay judge of the court of arches.
     Dean of faculty, the president of an incorporation or
        barristers; specifically, the president of the
        incorporation of advocates in Edinburgh.
     Dean of guild, a magistrate of Scotch burghs, formerly, and
        still, in some burghs, chosen by the Guildry, whose duty
        is to superintend the erection of new buildings and see
        that they conform to the law.
     Dean of a monastery, Monastic dean, a monastic superior
        over ten monks.
     Dean's stall. See Decanal stall, under Decanal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 function; especially, an original
        mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes
        of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity
        for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as
        knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or
        gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul.
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              But know that in the soul
              Are many lesser faculties that serve
              Reason as chief.                      --Milton.
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              What a piece of work is a man ! how noble in reason
              ! how infinite in faculty !           --Shak.
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     2. Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
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              He had a ready faculty, indeed, of escaping from any
              topic that agitated his too sensitive and nervous
              temperament.                          --Hawthorne.
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     3. Power; prerogative or attribute of office. [R.]
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              This Duncan
              Hath borne his faculties so meek.     --Shak.
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     4. Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence,
        to do a particular thing; authority; license;
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              The pope . . . granted him a faculty to set him free
              from his promise.                     --Fuller.
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              It had not only faculty to inspect all bishops'
              dioceses, but to change what laws and statutes they
              should think fit to alter among the colleges.
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     5. A body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is
        granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four
        departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law,
        Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of
        teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in
        which they had studied; at present, the members of a
        profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal
        faculty, etc.
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     6. (Amer. Colleges) The body of person to whom are intrusted
        the government and instruction of a college or university,
        or of one of its departments; the president, professors,
        and tutors in a college.
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     Dean of faculty. See under Dean.
     Faculty of advocates. (Scot.) See under Advocate.
     Syn: Talent; gift; endowment; dexterity; expertness;
          cleverness; readiness; ability; knack.
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