effectual [ih- fek-choo- uh l] Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com producing or capable of producing an intended effect; adequate. valid or binding, as an agreement or document. Origin of effectual 1350–1400; Middle English effectuel
late Middle English effectual
Medieval Latin effectuālis,
-ālis -al 1 Related forms ef·fec·tu·al·ly, adverb ef·fec·tu·al·ness, ef·fec·tu·al·i·ty, noun pre·ef·fec·tu·al, adjective pre·ef·fec·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for effectuality Historical Examples She loved Septimus, she admitted, but his effectuality in any sphere of human endeavor was unimaginable. He succeeded before long, with an effectuality that perfectly dumbfounded his slow sense of expedition. British Dictionary definitions for effectuality capable of or successful in producing an intended result; effective (of documents, agreements, etc) having legal force Derived Forms effectuality or effectualness, noun
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Word Origin and History for effectuality effectual adj.
late 14c., Old French
effectuel, from Late Latin effectualis, from Latin effectus "accomplishment, performance" (see effect (n.)). Used properly of actions (not agents) and with a sense "having the effect aimed at." Related: Effectually; effectuality.
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