[ uh-pel-awr, ap-uh-lawr ]
/ əˈpɛl ɔr, ˈæp əˌlɔr /

noun British Law.

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


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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. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for appellor

  • 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.
  • No appellor has received more tender and forgiving judgement.

    The Raven|Edgar Allan Poe
  • The appellor also had to show that he immediately raised the hue and cry.

    The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.