- an application or proceeding for review by a higher tribunal.
- (in a legislative body or assembly) a formal question as to the correctness of a ruling by a presiding officer.
- Obsolete. a formal charge or accusation.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal.
- Obsolete. to charge with a crime before a tribunal.
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Idioms for appeal
Origin of appeal
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historical usage of appeal
The Old French verb apeler is a regular French development from Latin appellāre “to speak to, address, name, call upon (for help), solicit, demand repayment, charge, accuse.” The Latin and Old French sense that prevails in English is “to refer or call to a higher authority (e.g., to the emperor or a higher judge).”
Appellāre is a frequentative derived from the verb appellere “to drive (cattle, equipment), to go or land ashore,” which develops the sense “to call to, address.”
The meaning “to be attractive or pleasing” developed from the earlier meaning “to address oneself, as to a class of people or to a principle of moral conduct, in expectation of a sympathetic response.”
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As the weather begins to cool off and outdoor dining in chillier parts of the country loses its appeal, the situation will only become more dire, and the need for government action more urgent.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
The Note20 Ultra is slightly cheaper, but the main appeal is the built-in stylus and the ability to write and draw directly on the phone’s screen.Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era|Aaron Pressman|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The move depends on whether a state judge grants them an appeal or more time to reclassify their drivers from contractors to employees, as has been required by law since January.
It’s still early days in Triller’s relationship with the influencer community, but the fact that it has successfully poached former TikTok stars like Josh Richards, who had over 20 million followers on the app, shows its appeal is growing.
Instead of a weighted vote, a simple majority should decide the appeals as a necessary procedural safeguard.
In January, an appeal hearing will determine whether he qualifies for post-conviction relief.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This approach would greatly limit his appeal beyond the Northeast and the west coast.
Adnan has an appeal hearing for post-conviction relief set for January.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession|Emily Shire|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Teague replied: “I have to allow an operator or plugger a way to appeal when he believes our requirements are unreasonable.”Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had Mike not been so assisted he would have been evicted, and there would have been no appeal from it.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
The poor fellow would be suffering from his rebuff, and Vine shrank from listening to any appeal.Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn
On the 20th of March of that year the exile of Elba made an appeal to all faithful soldiers, and it was not made in vain.
Father intends to appeal to Parliament, but even in Parliament he fears he cannot obtain justice.Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall|Charles Major
The one power in the land to which they had been able to appeal for some sort of redress amid their troubles was the law courts.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for appeal
- the judicial review by a superior court of the decision of a lower tribunal
- a request for such review
- the right to such review