, n. 1. That which produces a given effect; a cause. Jer. Taylor.
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2. One who is capable of active service.
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He assembled his army -- 20,000 effectives -- at Corinth.
W. P. Johnston.
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3. [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.] (Com.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe. Simmonds.
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4. The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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