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a person who .
Law. a party that to a higher tribunal.
of or relating to an ; .
Historical Examples

In case you find his decision right, bring both the appellant and the appellee to the panglima.
Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion Najeeb M. Saleeby

“Sir Yvo de Taillebois is the appellant,” said the high-constable.
Wager of Battle Henry William Herbert

The appellant in this case remains in the position of a Mason “under charges.”
The Principles of Masonic Law Albert G. Mackey

She is very cynical, and will by no means side with this appellant or with that.
The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp

Solet autem ex eo vulnere, ubi parum occursum est, aquae timor nasci, ὑδροφοβίαν Graeci appellant.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2 Various

“No champion appears for the appellant,” said the Grand Master.
Ivanhoe Walter Scott

An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author’s contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce

But he went on to decide in the appellant’s favour on the merits of the case, giving a long and interesting judgment.
Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2) Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson

Science itself will not support the appeal, but will direct the appellant to another court.
Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher Henry Jones

One or two notable passages took place between him and the appellant.
Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2) Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson

a person who appeals
(law) the party who appeals to a higher court from the decision of a lower tribunal
(law) another word for appellate

late 14c., Anglo-French, from Old French apelant, noun use of present participle of apeler, from Latin appellare (see appeal).


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