Effectual calling
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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