sub·​fac·​ul·​ty ˌsəb-ˈfa-kəl-tē How to pronounce subfaculty (audio)
variants or sub-faculty
plural subfaculties or sub-faculties
: a subdivision of a faculty
… the various faculties and subfaculties into which the university was, and is, divided: the faculties of letters, social sciences, law, mathematics and natural sciences, medicine, and so forth; and the subfaculties within these faculties, such as political science and sociology in the social sciences, and the subfaculty of history in the faculty of letters.Arend Lijphart

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subfaculty was in 1871

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“Subfaculty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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