Definition of appellee in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pel|lee
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈliː
, əˌpɛˈliː


Law, chiefly US
The defending party in a case taken to a higher court.
More example sentences
  • Indeed, appellees conceded as much at oral argument.
  • On Tuesday, a panel of the Third Circuit reversed and remanded an order of a district court judge who had simply copied verbatim the appellee's proposed opinion in the case.
  • The appellees in the case asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the case without a ruling, considering the fact that all African American tenants had moved from the premises.


mid 16th century: from French appelé, past participle of appeler 'call'. from Latin appellare 'to address' (see appeal).

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