sub·​fac·​ul·​ty | \ ˌsəb-ˈfa-kəl-tē How to pronounce subfaculty (audio) \
variants: or sub-faculty
plural subfaculties or sub-faculties

Definition of subfaculty

: 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

First Known Use of subfaculty

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Subfaculty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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