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appellant

[uh-pel-uh nt] /əˈpɛl ənt/
noun
1.
a person who appeals.
2.
Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal.
adjective
3.
of or relating to an appeal; appellate.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English appellaunt < Anglo-French; Old French apelant, present participle of apeler to appeal; see -ant
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  • 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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appellant

/əˈpɛlənt/
noun
1.
a person who appeals
2.
(law) the party who appeals to a higher court from the decision of a lower tribunal
adjective
3.
(law) another word for appellate
Word Origin
C14: from Old French; see appeal
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Word Origin and History for appellant
n.

late 14c., Anglo-French, from Old French apelant, noun use of present participle of apeler, from Latin appellare (see appeal).

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