Definition of appellant in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pel|lant
Pronunciation: /əˈpɛl(ə)nt


A person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.
More example sentences
  • 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.


late Middle English: from French apelant, literally 'appealing', from the verb apeler (see appeal).

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