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 The plaintiff-appellant (Sempowich) was represented by the Noble Law Firm and the defendant-appellee (Tactile Systems) was represented by Stinson LLP. Eric Bachman, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 In the grandiloquent language of the law, the Most Junior Junior Assistant had stated that the appellant’s case was so utterly frivolous, so completely lacking in merit, that there was no need for the appellee to respond. New York Times, 14 July 2021 According to an appellee's brief filed in 2013, LeCroy's attorneys hired a psychiatrist to evaluate LeCroy. Jennifer Henderson And Steve Almasy, CNN, 22 Sep. 2020 What the appellees and dissent seek is an unprecedented expansion of judicial power. WSJ, 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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The first known use of appellee was in 1531

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“Appellee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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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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