Definition of ineffective:
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There was also no doubt whatever- and the circumstance was a source of constant complaint and of frequent ineffective legislation- that the rebellious Provinces were driving a most profitable trade with Spain and the Spanish possessions, in spite of their revolutionary war.- "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
- "The Silent Isle", Arthur Christopher Benson.
- "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.