appellate

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adjective ap·pel·late \ ə-ˈpe-lət \

Definition of appellate

: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

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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

:of or relating to appeals or the power to hear appeals
  • the appellate process
  • an appellate court

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