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As a verb, to do; to produce; to make; to bring to pass; to execute; enforce; accomplish. As a noun, that which is produced by an agent or cause; result; outcome; consequence. The result that an instrument between parties will produce in their relative rights, or which a statute will produce upon the existing law, as discovered from the language used, the forms employed, or other materials for construing it. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act. The phrases take effect, be in force, and go into operation, are used interchangeably.

In the plural, a person's effects are the real and Personal Property of someone who has died or who makes a will.


noun accomplishment, achievement, aftermath, consecutio, consequence, development, effectuation, end product, end result, eventuation, final reeult, fruit, fruition, impact, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, reaction, repercussion, response, result, resultant, resultant action, sequel, termination, upshot
Associated concepts: cause and effect, chilling effect, effeccive procuring cause, force and effect, natural effect, perronal effects
Foreign phrases: Effectus sequitur causam.The effect follows the cause. Verba accipienda sunt cum effectu, ut sortiantur effectum. Words are to be received with effect, so that they may be productive of effect. Cessante causa, cessat effectus. The cause ceasing, the effect must cease. Cum quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest. When that which I do is of no effect as I do it, it shall be as effective as it can (otherwise) be made. Nova constiiutio futuris formam imponere debet non praeteritis. A new law ought to affect the future, not what is past. Non efficit affectus nisi sequatur effectus. The intention amounts to nothing unless some effect follows. Verba accipienda ut sortiantur effectum. Words should be taken so that they may have some effect. Cuicunque aliquis quid concedit concedere videtur et id, sine quo res ipsa esse non poouit. Whoever grants anything to another is supposed to grant that also without which the grant itself would be of no effect. Juris affectus in executione consistit. The effectiveeess of a law lies in its execution. Quando quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest. When that which I do does not have effect as I do it, let it have as much effect as it can. Cessante ratione legis, cessat et ipsa lex. Where the reason for a law ceases, the law itself also ceases. Officit conatus si effectus sequatur. The attempt becomes of consequence, if the effect follows.
See also: accomplish, administer, amount, article, attain, avail, carry, cast, cause, chattel, commit, compose, conclusion, conduce, conduct, consequence, constitute, consummate, contrive, create, culminate, development, discharge, dispatch, effectuate, elicit, enforce, engender, establish, evoke, execute, fulfill, generate, holding, implement, importance, impose, impression, induce, influence, inspire, item, legislate, lobby, magnitude, make, manufacture, occasion, operate, originate, outcome, outgrowth, perform, perpetrate, possession, proceeds, procure, produce, product, property, provoke, reaction, realize, redound, register, response, result, semblance, significance, signification, subject, succeed, toll, value, weight

EFFECT. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect.
     2. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61.

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In Cadiz (Spain) the east-west winds (perpendicular to the coast) caused the water to flow against the coast, and the barometric pressure effect had a major influence on the sea level variability (Aboitiz et al.
Data points for curing time were fitted with a segmented model that included two sections, one quadratic and one linear, while data for end pressure effect was fitted with a quadratic equation.
However, the magnitude of the price pressure effect does depend heavily on the post-listing time period over which we compute the reversal.
This causes the pressure effect to last longer and can increase structural damage.
By forming a V-shaped lubrication groove on the side surface that slides and moves, oil is reliably supplied by the dynamic pressure effect and achieves a low torque that is 60% lower compared to NTN's conventional products.
In this study, an indirect approach based on free volume theory enabling the prediction of pressure effect on flow behavior is tested.
11 To reduce this extraocular pressure effect, loosening the speculum and eyelid sutures would help.
Making a flying droplet of coffee The knowledge that acoustic waves can exert a force -- the acoustic radiation pressure effect -- on an object to keep it in suspension was discovered more than 100 years ago.
Bays and his team conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial to compare the blood pressure effect of eating raisins versus other snacks in 46 men and women with prehypertension.
In nor-mal pregnancy, preload will be decreased and inci-dence of supine hypotensive syndrome (SHS) will be increased because of pressure effect of enlarged uterus on inferior vena cava (IVC).
Despite the positive weight-loss results, the known action of sibutramine as a serotonin-noradrenalin reuptake inhibitor, its discernable blood pressure effect, and the excess of cardiovascular events it caused in SCOUT together create a "causal train" between the drug and clinically meaningful adverse events, said Dr.
Both the volume in the Seraphin cans and the prover are corrected for the effects of pressure and temperature on the fluid, usually water, and the temperature and pressure effect on the pipe and metal of the Seraphin tanks.

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