appellate

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adjective ap·pel·late \ə-ˈpe-lət\

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 to appeal to


First Known Use: 1765


APPELLATE Defined for English Language Learners

appellate

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adjective ap·pel·late \ə-ˈpe-lət\

Definition of appellate for English Language Learners

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


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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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