from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the power to hear court appeals and to review court decisions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals.
- n. A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See appellee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call by a name; call; name; entitle.
- Pertaining to appeals; having cognizance of appeals: as, an appellate court.
- n. A person appealed or prosecuted for a crime; an appellee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
Latin appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to entreat; see appeal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin appellātus. (Wiktionary)