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APPELLANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does appellant mean? 

APPELLANT (noun)
  The noun APPELLANT has 1 sense:

1. the party who appeals a decision of a lower court

  Familiarity information: APPELLANT used as a noun is very rare.


APPELLANT (adjective)
  The adjective APPELLANT has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)

  Familiarity information: APPELLANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPELLANT (noun)


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Meaning:

The party who appeals a decision of a lower court

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

appellant; plaintiff in error

Hypernyms ("appellant" is a kind of...):

litigant; litigator ((law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation)


APPELLANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

appellant; appellate

Context example:

appellate court

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Pertainym:

appeal ((law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial)


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