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appellant (n.)

"one who appeals from a lower to a higher court," 1610s, from Anglo-French, French appellant, noun use of present participle of French appeller "make an appeal" (Old French apeler), from Latin appellare "appeal to" (see appeal (v.)).

updated on January 30, 2017

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Definitions of appellant from WordNet
1
appellant (n.)
the party who appeals a decision of a lower court;
Synonyms: plaintiff in error
2
appellant (adj.)
of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals);
Synonyms: appellate
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