adjective Law.
of or pertaining to appeals.
having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court.

1720–30; < Latin appellātus called upon, named, appealed to (past participle of appellāre), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pell- move, go + -ātus -ate1

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appellate (əˈpɛlɪt)
1.  of or relating to appeals
2.  (of a tribunal) having jurisdiction to review cases on appeal and to reverse decisions of inferior courts
[C18: from Latin appellātus summoned, from appellāre to appeal]

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Word Origin & History

"pertaining to appeals," 1768, from L. appellatus, pp. of appellare (see appeal). Appellate jurisdiction is in Blackstone (1768).
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Example sentences
The appellate panel's ruling sends the case back to the district court for
  further proceedings.
Of course appellate courts are free to reinterpret their own precedents.
He is an appellate judge and, guess what, so was everyone else on the court.
But in a handwritten appellate motion, he is appealing his conviction.
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