Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the review of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to appeals; having cognizance of appeals: as, an appellate court.
  • noun A person appealed or prosecuted for a crime; an appellee.
  • To call by a name; call; name; entitle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals.
  • adjective a court having cognizance of appeals.
  • noun A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See appellee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)

Etymologies

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

[Latin appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to entreat; see appeal.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin appellātus.

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  • In addition, appellate is a verb meaning to call or designate (OED).

    July 30, 2012