Having no power to produce an effect; causing no effect.
Unfitted for active service: applied to that portion of the personnel of an army or a navy that is not in a condition for active service, as superannuated and half-pay officers, pensioners, and the like.
Connected with non-effectives, their maintenance, etc.noun
A member of a military force who is not in condition for active service, as through age, illness, etc.adjective
Not effective; ineffective.adjective
Not fit or available for duty.adjective
A member of the