Law the respondent in an appeal
Origin of appelleeFrench appelé, past participle of appeler, appeal
One against whom an appeal is taken.
Origin of appelleeFrench appelé, from Old French apele, from past participle of apeler, to appeal; see appeal.
- (US, law) A respondent.
- After winning in the lower court, the appellee hoped she would win again in the appeals court.
Anglo-Norman, from Old French apelé
appellee - Legal Definition
The opponent of the party who appeals a court’s or administrative agency’s decision.