Appellate meaning

ə-pĕlĭt
Relating to a specific appeal or to appeals in general.
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Of or relating to the review of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.
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(law) Relating to or having jurisdiction to review appeals.

An appellate court.

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That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.
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Origin of appellate

  • Latin appellātus past participle of appellāre to entreat appeal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin appellātus.

    From Wiktionary