Law relating to or having jurisdiction to review appeals: an appellate court
Origin of appellateClassical Latin appellatus, past participle of appellare, appeal
Of or relating to the review of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.
Origin of appellateLatin appellatus, past participle of appellare, to entreat; see appeal.
- That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.
From Latin appellātus.
appellate - Legal Definition
Relating to a specific appeal or to appeals in general.