A person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.‘In the event, no evidence was given by the complainant or the appellant about these matters.’
- ‘At the outset, the appellant applied for permission to have a mobile home on the land.’
- ‘On the following day the appellant was arrested and he then made a full and frank admission.’
- ‘He held that the respondents did not lead the appellants to believe that they would be granted a lease.’
- ‘In this case a number of appellants have been convicted of more than one bank robbery.’
Late Middle English from French apelant, literally ‘appealing’, from the verb apeler (see appeal).
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