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Not subject to appeal: an unappealable grievance.

un′ap·peal′a·bly adv.
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(Law) law (of a judgment, etc) not capable of being appealed against
ˌunapˈpealableness n
ˌunapˈpealably adv
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(ˌʌn əˈpi lə bəl)

1. not appealable to a higher court, as a case.
2. incapable of being appealed from, as a judgment.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unappealable - not subject to appealunappealable - not subject to appeal; "the judge's ruling was handed down in a preliminary hearing rather than a trial and was therefore unappealable"
appealable - capable of being appealed especially to a higher tribunal; "decisions...appealable to the head of the agency"- New Republic
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[ˈʌnəˈpiːləbl] ADJinapelable
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adj (Jur) → nicht berufungsfähig; the judgement is unappealablegegen das Urteil kann keine Berufung eingelegt werden
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The Idiot's activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but "pervades and regulates the whole." He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.
"From the foregoing, there are only two instances where a decision of the Ombudsman in administrative cases is considered as final and unappealable and, thus, immediately executory: first, when the respondent is absolved of the charge; and second, in case of conviction, where the penalty imposed is public censure or reprimand, suspension of not more than one month, or a fine equivalent to one month salary," the CA said.
Likewise, where a plaintiff has faced a state process that was only moderately unfair-perhaps one in which discovery rules and deadlines allowed her to adequately investigate, but in which a partisan legislative committee rendered an unappealable decision-her burden should be considered severe if she can also show persuasive evidence that votes were affected.
The court shall then rule within seven days and issued their verdicts which are considered unappealable.
The CA held that the Ombudsman's November 21, 2014, consolidated decision exonerating Rodriguez from administrative accountability is final and 'unappealable' due to the failure of complainant Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Ma.
Still, the chain of events that began with the Marcosian substitution-because previously unthinkable, and then unappealable once attempted-of a novel legal theory for a long-accepted legal practice can, hopefully, now be said to have come to an end.
According to reports, "the ruling is final, unappealable and enforceable," quoting lawyer Mohamed Hamed Salem, a lawyer who filed the case in 2013.
Prosecuting lawyer Mohamed Hamed, who had filed the lawsuit, said that the NTRA will not be able to stop the verdict this time as the "ruling is final, unappealable and enforceable."
Senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan argued that the voters' stay application did not have merit as the supplementary electoral roll was gazetted on February 21, this year and by virtue of Section 9A of the Elections Act 1954, deemed final and unappealable, quashed or set aside by any court.
At a minimum, such an approach leads to effectively unappealable agency action.
When Hill asked to have the House vote on overruling the speaker, Craddick responded, "The speaker's discretion to recognize a member on any matter is unappealable."