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Effectual, 1) operative, efficacious: “the doom, which, unreversed, stands in e. force,” Gentl. III, 1, 223. “to teach you gamut in a briefer sort, more pleasant, pithy and e.” Shr. III, 1, 66.
2) full of import, grave, decisive: “or else conclude my words e.” H6B III, 1, 41. “a reason mighty, strong and e.” Tit. V, 3, 43 (cf. Effect subst. 5).
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