Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for a crime.
  • n. One who confesses a felony committed and accuses his accomplices.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law: The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for crime.
  • n. One who confesses a felony, and turns king's or state's evidence against his associates.
  • n. One who challenges a jury.

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Examples

  • The appellor declined dereignment by battle, and so it was decided that the accused should be tried by the Middle Law, with eighteen compurgators.

    The Customs of Old England

  • Finally, the appellor was obliged to swear by seven lawful men, who were to be named, that he had laid upon the accused the necessity of the ordeal neither from hatred nor from any other cause but that he might acquire his right.

    The Customs of Old England

  • On the other hand if the prosecution were on the part of the Crown, seven compurgators were deemed enough, the reason being that the King had not the personal interest in bringing a criminal to justice of a private appellor.

    The Customs of Old England

  • And if the appellor abandon the prosecution, the exigend shall tarry until the

    The Customs of Old England

  • When an appellor offered to do battle in person, it was his duty to say:

    The Customs of Old England

  • The appellor also had [4] to show that he immediately raised the hue and cry.

    The Common Law

  • An acquittal of the appellee on the merits was a bar to an indictment; and, on the other hand, when an appeal was fairly started, although the appellor might fail to prosecute, or might be defeated by plea, the cause might still be proceeded with on behalf of the king.

    The Common Law

  • Glanvill says that wounds are within the sheriff's jurisdiction, unless the appellor adds a charge of breach of the king's peace.

    The Common Law

  • II., pointing oul the words of the appellor 'jeo dise que Sebright, &c. entiel meas. on ou hiens mist de feu.'

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • ยง II., pointing oul the words of the appellor 'jeo dise que Sebright, &c. entiel meas. on ou hiens mist de feu.'

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

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