- to submit (a lower court's ruling, verdict, etc.) to a higher court for review
- Obs. to accuse of a crime
Origin of appealMiddle English apelen from Old French apeler from Classical Latin appellare, to accost, apply to, appeal; iterative from appellere, to prepare from ad-, to + pellere: see felt
- to appeal a law case to a higher court
- to make an urgent request (to a person for help, sympathy, etc.)
- to resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.: to appeal to logic
- to be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response: her argument appealed to me
- a call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
- an urgent request for help, sympathy, etc.
- a quality in a person or thing that arouses interest, sympathy, desire, etc.; attraction
- Obs. an accusation
- the submission of a lower court's ruling, verdict, etc. to a higher court for review
- a request for this
- the right to do this
- a court decision thus submitted