appellate

adjective
ap·​pel·​late | \ ə-ˈpe-lət How to pronounce appellate (audio) \

Definition of appellate

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

Examples of appellate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a unanimous decision, a five justice appellate panel of the New York Supreme Court backed the trial judge’s rulings that Weinstein claimed were procedurally improper and unfair. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2022 In a unanimous ruling issued on Thursday, a five-justice appellate panel found that the judge did not make errors that would warrant overturning the conviction or the 23-year sentence. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 2 June 2022 James lauded the ruling, which came just two weeks after the appellate panel heard oral arguments in the case. oregonlive, 26 May 2022 However, that 2-1 ruling by the appellate panel doesn’t take effect until May 31. Kevin Mcgill, Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2022 However, that 2-1 ruling by the appellate panel doesn't take effect until May 31. Kevin Mcgill, ajc, 23 May 2022 However, that 2-1 ruling by the appellate panel doesn’t take effect until May 31. BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2022 The long answer for the lack of fridges explores data, precedents and appellate court rulings. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2022 But in a 5-to-4 decision in April, the Supreme Court took the unusual step of reinstating the Trump-era regulation — at least temporarily — as the case makes its way through appellate court. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of appellate

1765, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for appellate

borrowed from Medieval Latin appellātus, past participle of appellāre "to appeal against a judgment," going back to Latin, "to speak to, address, apply to for support, refer to a higher authority" — more at appeal entry 2

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22 Jun 2022

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“Appellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appellate. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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appellate

adjective
ap·​pel·​late | \ ə-ˈpe-lət How to pronounce appellate (audio) \

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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