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See also: appelant
- appellaunt (obsolete)
appellant (not comparable)
- (law) of or relating to appeals; appellate
- An appellant jurisdiction.
- in the process of appealing
- c. 1595, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i], page 23, column 1:
- Firſt, heauen be the record to my ſpeech,
In the deuotion of a ſubiects loue,
Tendering the precious ſafetie of my Prince,
And free from other misbegotten hate,
Come I appealant to rhis [sic] Princely preſence.
appellant (plural appellants)
- (law) a litigant or party that is making an appeal in court
- The appellant made her submissions to the court.
- Synonym: plaintiff in error
- One who makes an earnest entreaty of any kind.
- (obsolete) One who challenges another to single combat.
- (historical) One of the clergy in the Jansenist controversy who rejected the bull Unigenitus issued in 1713, appealing to a pope "better informed", or to a general council.
litigant or party that is making an appeal