Effectual calling(Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and acceptance of salvation by Christ, — one of the five points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.

Syn.Effectual, Efficacious, Effective. An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves effective if it does decided good, effectual if it does all the good desired. C. J. Smith.

(Ef*fec"tu*al*ly), adv.

1. With effect; efficaciously.

2. Actually; in effect. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Ef*fec"tu*al*ness), n. The quality of being effectual.

Effecter to Effodient

(Ef*fect"er) n. One who effects.

(Ef*fect"i*ble) a. Capable of being done or achieved; practicable; feasible. Sir T. Browne.

(Ef*fec"tion) n. [L. effectio: cf. F. effection.] Creation; a doing. [R.] Sir M. Hale.

(Ef*fect"ive) a. [L. effectivus: cf. F. effectif.] Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

They are not effective of anything, nor leave no work behind them.

Whosoever is an effective, real cause of doing his heighbor wrong, is criminal.
Jer. Taylor.

Syn. — Efficient; forcible; active; powerful; energetic; competent. See Effectual.

(Ef*fect"ive), n.

1. That which produces a given effect; a cause. Jer. Taylor.

2. One who is capable of active service.

He assembled his army — 20,000 effectives — at Corinth.
W. P. Johnston.

3. [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.] (Com.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; — a term used in many parts of Europe. Simmonds.

(Ef*fect"ive*ly), adv. With effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly.

(Ef*fect"ive*ness), n. The quality of being effective.

(Ef*fect"less) a. Without effect or advantage; useless; bootless. Shak.Ef*fect"less*ly, adv.

(Ef*fect"or) n. [L.] An effecter. Derham.

(Ef*fec"tu*al) a. [See Effect, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. Shak.

Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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