appellant

[uh-pel-uhnt]
noun
1.
a person who appeals.
2.
Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to an appeal; appellate.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English appellaunt < Anglo-French; Old French apelant, present participle of apeler to appeal; see -ant

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

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appellant
late 14c., Anglo-Fr., from O.Fr. appellant, noun from prp. of appeller, from L. appellare (see appeal).
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Example sentences
On appeal, an appellant must show manifest prejudice resulting from a joint trial outweighed concerns for judicial economy.
Ben testified that he got an approximate twenty to thirty-second look at appellant's face.
Appellant's motion to file belated brief is granted.
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