appellant appellant

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
  2. (adj) of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When the Supreme Court changes the law by extending the constitutional rights of criminal defendants, it normally does so by reversing the conviction of a particular appellant.
  2. The action in refusing review was of course equivalent to a decision against the appellant, since the decision of the lower court remained in force.

News

  1. Court Sets Argument Times for Network Neutrality Case

    But notice incorrectly divides appellant time between Verizon and MetroPCS, latter which has...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Broadcasting and Cable

  2. Courts Sets Argument Times for Network Neutrality Case

    But notice incorrectly divides appellant time between Verizon and MetroPCS, latter which has...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Broadcasting and Cable

Quotes

  1. In written argument before the court, Alun Jones QC, for Lord Hanningfield told the judges: "The substantive issue in this appeal is whether the matters under investigation in this trial are, as the appellant contends, 'proceedings in Parliament'....
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Paul White, Baron Hanningfield Source: The Press Association

  2. "Whoever raped her -- on these findings, it can't be the appellant," Judge said.
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Igor Judge Source: AFP

  3. "The police had no greater access in this regard than the public, but their access was no less," said Binnie. "At that point, the appellant had done everything required to rid himself of the contents including whatever private information was...
    on Apr 9, 2009 By: Ian Binnie Source: Toronto Star

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