from The Century Dictionary.
- Having effect or force; forcible; efficacious; effective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete
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Swiss Confession, is, 'to declare that God is benevolent and friendly-minded to mankind; and that he hath declared that kindness in and through Jesu Christ, his only Son; the which kindness is received by faith; but this faith is effectuous through charity, and expressed in an innocent life.'