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appellate

[uh-pel-it] /əˈpɛl ɪt/
adjective, Law.
1.
of or relating to appeals.
2.
having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court.
Origin of appellate
1720-1730
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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nonappellate, adjective
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appellate

/əˈpɛlɪt/
adjective (law)
1.
of or relating to appeals
2.
(of a tribunal) having jurisdiction to review cases on appeal and to reverse decisions of inferior courts
Word Origin
C18: from Latin appellātus summoned, from appellāre to appeal
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Word Origin and History for appellate
adj.

"pertaining to appeals," 1726, from Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare (see appeal). Appellate jurisdiction is in Blackstone (1768).

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