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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The appellor declined dereignment by battle, and so it was decided that the accused should be tried by the Middle Law, with eighteen compurgators.
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.
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.
And if the appellor abandon the prosecution, the exigend shall tarry until the
When an appellor offered to do battle in person, it was his duty to say:
The appellor also had  to show that he immediately raised the hue and cry.
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.
Glanvill says that wounds are within the sheriff's jurisdiction, unless the appellor adds a charge of breach of the king's peace.
II., pointing oul the words of the appellor 'jeo dise que Sebright, &c. entiel meas. on ou hiens mist de feu.'
§ II., pointing oul the words of the appellor 'jeo dise que Sebright, &c. entiel meas. on ou hiens mist de feu.'