appellee

noun

ap·​pel·​lee ˌa-pə-ˈlē How to pronounce appellee (audio)
: one against whom an appeal is taken

Examples of appellee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, the appeal comes to us with no appellee (a respondent in an appellate case) at all. Jim Saunders, Sun Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 But the commission held off after an objection from an attorney representing the appellee in the case. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2023 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of appellee was in 1531

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Cite this Entry

“Appellee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appellee. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

appellee

noun
ap·​pel·​lee ˌap-ə-ˈlē How to pronounce appellee (audio)
: one against whom an appeal is taken

Legal Definition

appellee

noun
ap·​pel·​lee ˌa-pə-ˈlē How to pronounce appellee (audio)
: the party to an appeal arguing that the lower court's judgment was correct and should stand compare appellant

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