[ ap-uh-lee ]

  1. the defendant or respondent in an appellate proceeding.

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Origin of appellee

1525–35; <Anglo-French, Old French apelé, past participle of apeler to appeal; see -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for appellee


/ (ˌæpɛˈliː) /

  1. law a person who is accused or appealed against

Origin of appellee

C16: from Old French apele summoned; see appeal

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