Definition of appeal
- 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.
- to apply for review of (a case) to a higher tribunal.
- Obsolete. to charge with a crime before a tribunal.
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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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No matter the flavor, they lack marshmallow stickiness and cloying sweetness of Rice Krispies treats, as well as the bake-sale appeal.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
Market-specific, rather than pan-regional, newsroom coverage will also grow the publisher’s appeal, he said.‘We’re about hiring journalists’: Insider Inc. launches third global news hub in Singapore|Lucinda Southern|September 17, 2020|Digiday
Tichina Arnold might be the funniest person on screen, and a large part of her appeal comes from her willingness to tell it like it is.Sitcom Queen Tichina Arnold Got Funny to Avoid Spankings|Pallabi Munsi|September 10, 2020|Ozy
Rodríguez is currently awaiting the outcome of the appeal in her case, a process that has been delayed for more than six months.
Platforms would also have to create complaint systems that notify users within 14 days of taking down their content and provide for appeals.Why the most controversial US internet law is worth saving|Amy Nordrum|September 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
More to the point, Huckabee has a natural appeal to a party that has come to represent the bulk of working class white voters.
Having regional appeal is one thing; simply being a regional candidate is another.
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
I was on Charlie Rose recently, and in discussing Marilyn Monroe he asked, what do you think was her great appeal?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He came back in due time, but bringing nothing for me, and I felt that my appeal had been in vain.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Make a personal appeal to your men and Godley's to make a supreme effort to hold their ground.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
While Nature is thus speaking to a child through her light, her colour and her various forms, human art makes appeal also.Children's Ways|James Sully
A burning crimson flushed over the cheek of Wharton, as Louis uttered this ardent appeal to friendship and to Heaven.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
It was then that he heard for the first time Mamma's passionate appeal to him never to let Judy forget Mamma.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
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