Definitions for effectualɪˈfɛk tʃu əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ef•fec•tu•al*ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl(adj.)

  1. producing an intended effect.

* Syn: See effective.

Origin of effectual:

1350–1400; < ML effectuālis= L effectu-, s. of effectuseffect+ālis–al1



Princeton's WordNet

  1. effective, effectual, efficacious(adj)

    producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

    "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"

  2. legal, sound, effectual(adj)

    having legal efficacy or force

    "a sound title to the property"


  1. effectual(Adjective)

    Producing the intended result; entirely adequate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effectual(noun)

    producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


successful in producing the desired results

He was not very effectual as an organiser.

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