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Meaning of APPELLANT

Pronunciation:  u'pelunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals); "appellate court"

APPELLANT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appellate, plaintiff in error
 See Also: litigant, litigator



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ap*pel"lant\, a. [L. appellans, p. pr. of appellare;
    cf. F. appelant. See {Appeal}.]
    Relating to an appeal; appellate. ``An appellant
    jurisdiction.'' --Hallam.
    {Party appellant} (Law), the party who appeals; appellant; --
       opposed to {respondent}, or {appellee}. --Tomlins.
  2. \Ap*pel"lant\, n.
    1. (Law)
       (a) One who accuses another of felony or treason. [Obs.]
       (b) One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of
           a cause by a higher tribunal.
    2. A challenger. [Obs.] --Milton.
    3. (Eccl. Hist.) One who appealed to a general council
       against the bull Unigenitus.
    4. One who appeals or entreats.