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Definition of effectual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

effectual

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃuəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃuəl//
 
(formal)
 
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(of things, not people) producing the result that was intended synonym effective an effectual remedy compare ineffectual Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin effectualis, from Latin effectus, from efficere ‘accomplish’, from ex- ‘out, thoroughly’ + facere ‘do, make’.
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