Effectual meaning

ĭ-fĕkcho͝o-əl
Producing, or able to produce, the desired effect.
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Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect.
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Having legal force; valid.
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The definition of effectual is someone or something that is doing what it was intended to do, or has legal force.

An example of something effectual is a bet about losing weight causing someone to stick to a diet.

An example of something effectual is a binding lease that keeps someone from being evicted.

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Producing the intended result; entirely adequate.
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Origin of effectual

  • Middle English effectuel from Old French from Late Latin effectuālis from Latin effectus result, effect effect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French effectuel, from Late Latin effectualis.

    From Wiktionary