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appellate

adjective ap·pel·late \ə-ˈpe-lət\

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

Full Definition of APPELLATE

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

Origin of APPELLATE

Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare
First Known Use: 1768

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