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Definition of "effectual" []

  • Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect; fully adequate. See Synonyms at effective. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "effectual" in a sentence
  • "Based on interviews and case studies with successful U.S. entrepreneurs and executives at large corporations, Sarasvathy found that master entrepreneurs rely on what she calls effectual reasoning."
  • "God that he would make the word effectual to the salvation of the soul; still being grieved lest the enemy should take the word away from the conscience, and so it should become unfruitful: wherefore I have labored so to speak the word, as that thereby, if it were possible, the sin and person guilty might be particularized by it."
  • "The power of corruption being broken in effectual calling, and the guilt of sin removed in justification, all that which hinders is taken out of the way, and nothing can come between that soul and glory."