EFFECT', n. [L. effectus, from efficio; ex and facio, to make.]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.3. Purpose; general intent.They spoke to her to that effect. 2 Chron.34.4. Consequence intended; utility; profit; advantage.Christ is become of no effect to you. Gal.5.5. 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.7. Reality; not mere appearance; fact.No other in effect than what it seems.8. In the plural, effects are goods; movables; personal estate. The people escaped from the town with their effects.
EFFECT', v.t. [from the Noun.] To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. The revolution in France effected a great change of property.1. To bring to pass; to achieve; to accomplish; as, to effect an object or purpose.