of or relating to .
having the power or authority to review and decide , as a court.
Contemporary Examples

We found another seven cases since 2000 in which New York appellate courts overturned mental disability terminations.
One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever ProPublica May 29, 2014

It is remarkable what a difference a day—and three members of the appellate court—can make.
Rahm’s Pain, Whose Gain? Dirk Johnson January 23, 2011

It is unclear when an appellate verdict might come, since dates can easily be added well into next year.
Amanda Knox Faces a New Murder Trial in Italy Barbie Latza Nadeau September 28, 2013

You have said on many occasions during the appellate trial that you did not kill her and you have never hurt anyone.
Knox Case’s Unsolved Mysteries Barbie Latza Nadeau October 4, 2011

Republicans went ballistic and hurtled through the appellate courts en route to the big court in Washington.
What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore? Megan McArdle April 28, 2013

Historical Examples

The Supreme Court is a court of original jurisdiction as well as of appellate jurisdiction.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

He was great at nisi prius and before an appellate tribunal.
Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2) William H. Herndon

They were gone, torn down under the referee’s decision that they ought to go, before the appellate Division called a halt.
The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.

The only appellate jurisdiction from the metropolitans is the Roman See.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9 Various

It is, however, an ecclesiastical court of original as well as of appellate jurisdiction.
Defense of the Faith and the Saints (Volume 1 of 2) B. H. Roberts

adjective (law)
of or relating to appeals
(of a tribunal) having jurisdiction to review cases on appeal and to reverse decisions of inferior courts

“pertaining to appeals,” 1726, from Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare (see appeal). Appellate jurisdiction is in Blackstone (1768).


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