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appellate

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adjective ap·pel·late \ə-ˈpe-lət\

Simple Definition of appellate

  • law : having the power to review and change the decisions of a lower court

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of appellate

  1. :  of, relating to, or recognizing appeals; specifically :  having the power to review the judgment of another tribunal <an appellate court>

Origin and Etymology of appellate

Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare


First Known Use: 1768


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appellate

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adjective ap·pel·late \ə-ˈpe-lət\

Legal Definition of appellate

  1. :  of or relating to appeals or the power to hear appeals <the appellate process> <an appellate court>




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