effective date

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of effective date

:the day when a law, rule, contract, etc., starts to be used

Word by Word Definitions

effective play
  1. : producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect

  2. : impressive, striking

  3. : being in effect : operative

  1. : one that is effective (see 1effective)

date play
  1. : the brown, oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

  2. : the tall palm with pinnate leaves that yields the date

  1. : the time at which an event occurs

  2. : a statement of the time of execution (see execution 1) or making

  3. : duration

  1. : to determine the period of time to which something belongs : to determine the date (see 2date 3) of

  2. : to record the time of the execution or making of : mark with the date

  3. : to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period


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