Definition of appellee in English:

appellee

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

noun

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.

Origin

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

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