Definition of appellate
: of, relating to, or recognizing appeals; specifically : having the power to review the judgment of another tribunal an appellate court
Recent Examples of appellate from the Web
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court split on the matter and upheld the appellate court’s decision.
The case came to the justices from two federal appellate courts.
More than a dozen states allow appeals to continue even after death and only dismiss convictions when the appellate court finds that a new trial would have been warranted.
Beats must make its plea for attorneys fees from Monster LLC before a jury, not a judge, a California appellate court ruled Wednesday.
A 4-4 Supreme Court left in place the appellate court holding that DAPA (as the adult program is known) exceeded presidential power.
Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit became the first federal appellate court to affirm that Title IX affords transgender students that right.
A federal appellate court has reversed an administrative law judge’s decision, giving Garmin International Inc. a win in a patent dispute and erasing a $37 million fine.
Schneiderman and the other attorneys general filed an appellate court petition asking for intervention in the ceiling-fan matter.
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Origin and Etymology of appellate
Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare to appeal to
First Known Use: 1765See Words from the same year
APPELLATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appellate for English Language Learners
law : having the power to review and change the decisions of a lower court
Legal Definition of appellate
: of or relating to appeals or the power to hear appeals the appellate process an appellate court
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