Definitions for: Appellant


[n] the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
[adj] of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals); "appellate court"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*pel"lant, a. [L. appellans, p. pr. of appellare;
cf. F. appelant. See Appeal.]
Relating to an appeal; appellate. ``An appellant
jurisdiction.'' --Hallam.

Party appellant (Law), the party who appeals; appellant; --
opposed to respondent, or appellee. --Tomlins.


Ap*pel"lant, n.
1. (Law)
(a) One who accuses another of felony or treason. [Obs.]
(b) One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of
a cause by a higher tribunal.

2. A challenger. [Obs.] --Milton.

3. (Eccl. Hist.) One who appealed to a general council
against the bull Unigenitus.

4. One who appeals or entreats.

Synonyms: appellate, plaintiff in error

See Also: litigant, litigator

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