Meaning of appellant in English
Etymologylate Middle English: from French apelant, literally ‘appealing’, from the verb apeler (see appeal)
Definitions1. the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
Definitions1. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
- « appellate court »
- « Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials. » William J. Brennan, Jr.