appellate

[ uh-pel-it ]
/ əˈpɛl ɪt /

adjective Law.

of or relating to appeals.
having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court.

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Origin of appellate

1720–30; < Latin appellātus called upon, named, appealed to (past participle of appellāre), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pell- move, go + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM appellate

non·ap·pel·late, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for appellate

appellate
/ (əˈpɛlɪt) /

adjective law

of or relating to appeals
(of a tribunal) having jurisdiction to review cases on appeal and to reverse decisions of inferior courts

Word Origin for appellate

C18: from Latin appellātus summoned, from appellāre to appeal
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