appellant


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

ap·pel·lant

 (ə-pĕl′ənt)
n.
One who appeals a court decision.

[Middle English, one who makes a charge in court, plaintiff, from Old French apelant, from present participle of apeler, to appeal; see appeal.]

appellant

(əˈpɛlənt)
n
1. a person who appeals
2. (Law) law the party who appeals to a higher court from the decision of a lower tribunal
adj
(Law) law another word for appellate
[C14: from Old French; see appeal]

ap•pel•lant

(əˈpɛl ənt)

n.
1. a person who appeals, as to a higher tribunal.
adj.
2. of or characteristic of an appeal; appellate.
[1400–50; late Middle English appellaunt < Anglo-French; Old French apelant, present participle of apeler; see appeal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appellant - the party who appeals a decision of a lower courtappellant - the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
Adj.1.appellant - of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)appellant - of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals); "appellate court"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

appellant

noun
One that asks a higher authority for something, as a favor or redress:
Translations
apelant

appellant

[əˈpelənt] Napelante mf

appellant

[əˈpɛlənt] nappelant(e) m/fappellate court [əˈpɛlɪtˈkɔːrt] n (US)cour f d'appel

appellant

n (Jur) → Berufungskläger(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
And the Grand Master appoints the appellant to appear there by her champion, on pain of doom, as a person convicted of sorcery or seduction; and also the defendant so to appear, under the penalty of being held and adjudged recreant in case of default; and the noble Lord and most reverend Father aforesaid appointed the battle to be done in his own presence, and according to all that is commendable and profitable in such a case.
The dread day, then, having arrived, and the duke having ordered a spacious stand to be erected facing the court of the castle for the judges of the field and the appellant duennas, mother and daughter, vast crowds flocked from all the villages and hamlets of the neighbourhood to see the novel spectacle of the battle; nobody, dead or alive, in those parts having ever seen or heard of such a one.
popular author's contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure
Such appellants, unsupported by money, interest, or power, seldom make out a very strong case for reparation of any sort, in this righteous world of ours, and had it not been for the goodness of the dauphine it is probable that the vicomtesse and her grand-daughter would have been reduced to downright beggary.
To a question of Mian Jaffer Hussain a leading advocate service matter expert, Hafiz Tariq Nasim said that there is no provision exists in the Service Tribunal Act 1973 which explicitly provide that upon the death of appellant or civil servant, his appeal will abate (consigned to record or filed).
But dismissing the appeal Judge Smyth added: "There is no benefit to the appellant in having these substances returned.
He added: "The appellant's claim that large numbers of emails from TPS had not been responded to because, unknown to the appellant, they had gone into the appellant's spam box, appeared to us to be a lame and improbable excuse.
Hence we are of the opinion that it has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the appellant committed sexual intercourse with the deceased contrary to her wishes or her consent.
The appellant court rejected the appeal filed by Smart, in a 12-page ruling by its 12th Division dated Jan.
But Mr Lyman said: "The appellant has developed his overall agricultural enterprise into a successful, financially viable business in which he continues to invest and has plans for further expansion.
But if a decision of the planning board involves interpretation of the zoning ordinance, the appellant must first appeal to the ZBA before going to the superior court.
At about the same time the brother claimed the appellant had threatened to kill him and his son - which was denied.