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[ap-uh-lee] /ˌæp əˈli/
noun, Law.
the defendant or respondent in an appellate proceeding.
Origin of appellee
1525-35; < Anglo-French, Old French apelé, past participle of apeler to appeal; see -ee Unabridged
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Examples from the web for appellee
  • appellee's motion to strike and for extension of time to file brief.
  • It is ordered that the judgment be affirmed and that appellee recover of appellant costs herein taxed.
  • An appellee is the party to an appeal in which the lower court judgment was in its favor.
British Dictionary definitions for appellee


(law) a person who is accused or appealed against
Word Origin
C16: from Old French apele summoned; see appeal
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Word Origin and History for appellee

1530s, from Anglo-French (late 14c.), from Old French apelé (Modern French appelé) "accused, defendant," noun use of past participle of appeler "to call, address;" see appeal + -ee.

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