Definition of In effect

1. Adjective. Exerting force or influence. "The law is already in effect (or in force)"

Exact synonyms: Effective, Good, In Force
Similar to: Operative



2. Adverb. In actuality or reality or fact. "In effect, they had no choice"
Exact synonyms: Effectively
Partainyms: Effective

Definition of In effect

1. Adjective. Operating or functioning; in force; in play. ¹

2. Adverb. For all practical purposes; in practice; virtually; essentially; basically. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In Effect

in depth(p)
in dern
in detail
in dictione
in dies
in disagreement(p)
in dishabille
in dispute(p)
in disrepair(p)
in droves
in due course
in due season
in due time
in earnest
in earnest(p)
in effect (current term)
in effect(p)
in effigy
in esse
in essence
in everyone's thoughts
in evidence
in exchange
in existence
in extenso
in extremis
in face of
in fact
in fashion
in favor of

Literary usage of In effect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1921)
"349, § 27), It was held thnt taxes upon rents and profits of real estate and upon returns from investments of personal property were in effect direct taxes ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"There appears Ht present to be some misunderstanding as to how the rate now in effect should be figured. When the sliding scale rate is used it is contended ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"... sum to the proper executive department of the government, the executive officers who made the distribution in effect acted under the order of the court. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... may recover the property, or the value of it, from the person во receiving it, or so to be benefited." This rule of damages was, in effect, adopted and ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"GOLDWIN. [ROLLS.—1801, MARCH 21, AND SEVERAL BAYS PRECEDING.] UNDER a conveyance of a West India estate, in effect a mortgage, though expressed as a trust, ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1921)
"349, § 27), It was held thnt taxes upon rents and profits of real estate and upon returns from investments of personal property were in effect direct taxes ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"There appears Ht present to be some misunderstanding as to how the rate now in effect should be figured. When the sliding scale rate is used it is contended ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"... sum to the proper executive department of the government, the executive officers who made the distribution in effect acted under the order of the court. ..."

9. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... may recover the property, or the value of it, from the person во receiving it, or so to be benefited." This rule of damages was, in effect, adopted and ..."

10. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"GOLDWIN. [ROLLS.—1801, MARCH 21, AND SEVERAL BAYS PRECEDING.] UNDER a conveyance of a West India estate, in effect a mortgage, though expressed as a trust, ..."

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