effectual [adj] influential; authoritative accomplishing, achieving, adequate, binding, capable, conclusive, decisive, determinative, effecting, effective, efficacious, efficient, forcible, fulfilling, in force, lawful, legal, licit, potent, powerful, practicable, productive, qualified, serviceable, sound, strong, successful, telling, useful, valid, virtuous, workable; concepts 319,528,537 —Ant. impotent, incapable, ineffectual, unproductive, unsuccessful, useless, weak

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  • Effectual — Ef*fec tu*al (?; 135), a. [See {Effect}, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. Shak. [1913 Webster] Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effectual — index active, adequate, capable, causal, cogent, competent, constructive (creative), decisive …   Law dictionary

  • effectual — late 14c., O.Fr. effectuel, from L.L. effectualis, from L. effectus accomplishment, performance (see EFFECT (Cf. effect)). Used properly of actions (not agents) and with a sense having the effect aimed at. Related: Effectually; effectuality …   Etymology dictionary

  • effectual — *effective, efficacious, efficient Analogous words: effecting, accomplishing, achieving, fulfilling (see PERFORM): operative, dynamic, *active: decisive, determinative, *conclusive Antonyms: ineffectual: fruitless Contrasted words: *futile, v …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • effectual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) effective. 2) Law (of a legal document) valid or binding. DERIVATIVES effectuality noun effectually adverb effectualness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • effectual — [e fek′cho͞o əl, ifek′cho͞o əl; ] often [ ēfek′cho͞o əl, əfek′cho͞o əl] adj. [ME < OFr effectuel < ML effectualis] 1. producing, or able to produce, the desired effect 2. having legal force; valid SYN. EFFECTIVE effectuality [ə… …   English World dictionary

  • Effectual — L Effectual correspond à une rationalité qui s oppose au mode causal ou prédictif. L Effectuation est un paradigme pragmatiste du management. Partant d’une question de recherche plutôt évidente « quel est le processus de décision des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • effectual — effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient 1. All these words mean ‘having an effect’ of some kind, but with different applications and shades of meaning. Effective means ‘having a definite or desired effect’ that is actual rather than… …   Modern English usage

  • effectual — [[t]ɪfe̱ktʃuəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If an action or plan is effectual, it succeeds in producing the results that were intended. [FORMAL] This is the only effectual way to secure our present and future happiness. Syn: effective Ant: ineffectual …   English dictionary

  • effectual — adjective 1) effectual political action Syn: effective, successful, productive, constructive; worthwhile, helpful, beneficial, advantageous, valuable, useful; formal efficacious See note at effective 2) Law …   Thesaurus of popular words

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