Definition of EFFECT


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.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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