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Webster 1913 Edition


Effectual

Ef-fec′tu-al

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Adj.
[See
Effect
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Noun.
]
Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
Shak.
Effectual
steps for the suppression of the rebellion.
Macaulay.
An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves effective if it does decided good, effectual if it does all the good desired.
C. J. Smith.

Webster 1828 Edition


Effectual

EFFECT'UAL

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Adj.
Producing an effect, or the effect desired or intended; or having adequate power or force to produce the effect. The means employed were effectual.
According to the gift of the grace of God given me by the effectual working of his power. Eph. 3.
1.
Veracious; expressive of facts. [Not used.]
2.
Effectual assassin, in Mitford, is unusual and not well authorized.

Definition 2023


effectual

effectual

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effectual (comparative more effectual, superlative most effectual)

  1. Producing the intended result; entirely adequate.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3
      Redoubling, then, the active energy of his thrusts, favoured by the fervid appetite of my motions, the soft oiled wards can no longer stand so effectual a picklock, but yield, and open him an entrance.

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