[ uh-pel-uh nt ]
/ əˈpɛl ənt /


a person who appeals.
Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for appellant

/ (əˈpɛlənt) /


a person who appeals
law the party who appeals to a higher court from the decision of a lower tribunal


law another word for appellate

Word Origin for appellant

C14: from Old French; see appeal
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