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adjective ap·pel·lant \ə-ˈpe-lənt\

Definition of appellant

  1. :  of or relating to an appeal :  appellate <an appellant court>



14th Century

First Known Use of appellant

14th century


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appellant

noun ap·pel·lant

Simple Definition of appellant

  • law : someone who requests that a higher court review and change the decision of a lower court : someone who appeals a decision

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of appellant

  1. :  one that appeals; specifically :  one that appeals from a judicial decision or decree

15th Century

First Known Use of appellant

15th century

Rhymes with appellant


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appellant

noun ap·pel·lant \ə-ˈpe-lənt\

Legal Definition of appellant

  1. :  a person or party who appeals a court's judgment — compare appellee




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