effectual effectual


  1. (adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
  2. (adj) having legal efficacy or force


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  1. Not until January did Humphrey finally find an effectual and demanding outlet for his energies.
  2. There is widespread skepticism, moreover, that the Lebanese government army is effectual enough to be trusted with control of southern Lebanon.



  1. But the Democrats made clear today that they would try again to change course by using the power of the purse - what James Madison called "the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of...
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: James Madison Source: New York Times

  2. Daniel Webster warned, "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money."
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Daniel Webster Source: NewsWithViews.com

  3. "Changes can happen in two ways. One is a fundamental and effectual change and the other is a change of tactics," Ahmadinejad told a rally in the western Iranian city of Khermenshah, which was broadcast on state television.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Xinhua

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