ap·​pel·​lee | \ ˌa-pə-ˈlē How to pronounce appellee (audio) \

Definition of appellee

: one against whom an appeal is taken

Examples of appellee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to an appellee's brief filed in 2013, LeCroy's attorneys hired a psychiatrist to evaluate LeCroy. Jennifer Henderson And Steve Almasy, CNN, "Federal government to execute inmate who blamed murder victim for using witchcraft on him," 22 Sep. 2020 What the appellees and dissent seek is an unprecedented expansion of judicial power. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: Chief Justice Roberts in Rucho v. Common Cause," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of appellee

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for appellee

borrowed from Anglo-French appelé "the accused, defendant," from present participle of apeler, appeler "to call, summon, call before a court, accuse" — more at appeal entry 2

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“Appellee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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ap·​pel·​lee | \ ˌa-pə-ˈlē How to pronounce appellee (audio) \

Legal Definition of appellee

: the party to an appeal arguing that the lower court's judgment was correct and should stand — compare appellant

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