Definition for EF-FECT'

EF-FECT', n. [L. effectus, from efficio; ex and facio, to make; It. effetto; Fr. effet.]

  1. That which is produced by an agent or cause; as, the effect of luxury; the effect of intemperance. Poverty, disease and disgrace are the natural effects of dissipation.
  2. Consequence; event. To say that a composition is imperfect, is in effect to say the author is a man. Anon.
  3. Purpose; general intent. They spoke to her to that effect. 2 Chron. xxxiv.
  4. Consequence intended; utility; profit; advantage. Christ is become of no effect to you. Gal. v.
  5. Force; validity. The obligation is void and of no effect.
  6. Completion; perfection. Not so worthily to be brought to heroical effect by fortune or necessity. Sidney.
  7. Reality; not mere appearance; fact. No other In effect than what It seems. Denham.
  8. In the plural, effects are goods; movables; personal estate. The people escaped from the town with their effects.

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