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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

APPEL'LANT, n. [See Appeal.]
1. One who appeals, or removes a cause from a lower to a higher tribunal.
2. One who prosecutes another for a crime.
3. One who challenges, or summons another to single combat.
4. In church history, one who appeals from the Constitution Unigenitus to a general council.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals); "appellate court" [syn: appellate, appellant] n
1: the party who appeals a decision of a lower court [syn: appellant, plaintiff in error]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 14th century of or relating to an appeal ; appellate <an appellant court> II. noun Date: 15th century one that appeals; specifically one that appeals from a judicial decision or decree

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Law a person who appeals to a higher court. Etymology: ME f. F (as APPEAL, -ANT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Appellant Ap*pel"lant, n. 1. (Law) (a) One who accuses another of felony or treason. [Obs.] (b) One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of a cause by a higher tribunal. 2. A challenger. [Obs.] --Milton. 3. (Eccl. Hist.) One who appealed to a general council against the bull Unigenitus. 4. One who appeals or entreats.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Appellant Ap*pel"lant, a. [L. appellans, p. pr. of appellare; cf. F. appelant. See Appeal.] Relating to an appeal; appellate. ``An appellant jurisdiction.'' --Hallam. Party appellant (Law), the party who appeals; appellant; -- opposed to respondent, or appellee. --Tomlins.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(appellants) An appellant is someone who is appealing against a court's decision after they have been judged guilty of a crime. (LEGAL) The Court of Appeal upheld the appellants' convictions. N-COUNT



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