[uh-pel-awr, ap-uh-lawr]

noun British Law.

a person who prosecutes in an appellate proceeding.
Obsolete. a person who accuses another in a criminal appeal.

Origin of appellor

1400–50; late Middle English apelour < Anglo-French, Old French apeleor < Latin appellātor appellant. See appellate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for appellor

Historical Examples of appellor

  • The appellor also had to show that he immediately raised the hue and cry.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • No appellor has received more tender and forgiving judgement.

    The Raven

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • Glanvill says that wounds are within the sheriff's jurisdiction, unless the appellor adds a charge of breach of the king's peace.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.