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Definition of Effectual


  1. Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.

Effectual Quotations

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
Adam Smith

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
George Washington

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
John Adams

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
Ida B. Wells
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Effectual Translations

effectual in Dutch is doeltreffend, effectief, afdoend
effectual in German is wirksam
effectual in Spanish is eficaz
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