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 for Effectual calling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Effectual \Ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [See Effect, n.]
     Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an
     intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
     --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.
                                                    --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Effectual calling (Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work
        of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and
        acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five
        points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.
  
     Syn: Effectual, Efficacious, Effective.
  
     Usage: An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves
            effective if it does decided good, effectual if it
            does all the good desired. --C. J. Smith.
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