appellate

adjective ap·pel·late \ ə-ˈpe-lət \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018
: of, relating to, or recognizing appeals; specifically : having the power to review the judgment of another tribunal
  • an appellate court

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Origin and Etymology of appellate

Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare to appeal to

APPELLATE Defined for English Language Learners

appellate

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


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appellate

adjective ap·pel·late \ ə-ˈpe-lət \
: of or relating to appeals or the power to hear appeals
  • the appellate process
  • an appellate court

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