on appeal

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on appeal

when the judgment of a lower court on a case is reviewed by a higher court
  • Her conviction was reversed on appeal.

Word by Word Definitions

appeal play
  1. : a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court

  2. : an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision

  3. : an earnest plea : entreaty

  1. : to arouse a sympathetic response

  2. : to make an earnest request

  3. : to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review


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