Definition of appellant in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpɛl(ə)nt/


A person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.
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).

Words that rhyme with appellant

propellant, propellent, repellent, water-repellent

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