on appeal

Definition of on appeal

  1. —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

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

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

    :  an earnest plea :  entreaty

  1. :  to arouse a sympathetic response

    :  to make an earnest request

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

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