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appellant

[uh-pel-uh nt]
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noun
  1. a person who appeals.
  2. Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal.
adjective
  1. of or relating to an appeal; appellate.

Origin of appellant

1400–50; late Middle English appellaunt < Anglo-French; Old French apelant, present participle of apeler to appeal; see -ant
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appellant

noun
  1. a person who appeals
  2. law the party who appeals to a higher court from the decision of a lower tribunal
adjective
  1. law another word for appellate

Word Origin

C14: from Old French; see appeal
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Word Origin and History for appellant

n.

late 14c., Anglo-French, from Old French apelant, noun use of present participle of apeler, from Latin appellare (see appeal).

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