from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a court appeal; appellate.
  • n. One who appeals a court decision.

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  • adj. of or relating to appeals
  • n. a litigant or party that is making an appeal in court.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to an appeal; appellate.
  • n.
  • n. One who accuses another of felony or treason.
  • n. One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of a cause by a higher tribunal.
  • n. A challenger.
  • n. One who appealed to a general council against the bull Unigenitus.
  • n. One who appeals or entreats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Appealing; relating to appeals; appellate.
  • n. In law: One who appeals or removes a cause from a lower to a higher tribunal.
  • n. One who prosecutes another for a crime, such as felony or treason.
  • n. One who looks to any tribunal for corroboration or vindication.
  • n. One who challenges or summons another to single combat.
  • n. Eccles., one of the French clergy who, in the Jansenist controversy, rejected the bull Unigenitus, issued in 1713 by Pope Clement XI. against Quesnel's “Réflexions morales sur le Nouveau Testament,” and appealed to the pope “better informed,” or to a general council.
  • n. One who appeals or presents a request.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
  • adj. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French apelant, from present participle of apeler, to appeal; see appeal.

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Anglo-Norman, from Old French apelant


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