Definition of appellant in English:

Share this entry

appellant

Pronunciation: /əˈpɛl(ə)nt/

noun

Law
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with appellant

propellant, propellent, repellent, water-repellent
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.