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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Effectual \Ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [See Effect, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 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. Usage: 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. [1913 Webster]