What does effectual mean?

Definitions for effectualɪˈfɛk tʃu əl

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectual in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aesop:

    Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

  2. Seneca:

    The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.

  3. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia:

    Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

  4. George Mason:

    To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.

  5. Pliny the Elder:

    Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?

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