Circle of perpetual apparition. See under Circle.

(Ap`pa*ri"tion*al) a. Pertaining to an apparition or to apparitions; spectral. "An apparitional soul." Tylor.

(Ap*par"i*tor) n. [L., fr. apparere. See Appear.]

1. Formerly, an officer who attended magistrates and judges to execute their orders.

Before any of his apparitors could execute the sentence, he was himself summoned away by a sterner apparitor to the other world.
De Quincey.

2. (Law) A messenger or officer who serves the process of an ecclesiastical court. Bouvier.

(||Ap`pau`mé") n. [F. appaumé; (l. ad) + paume the palm, fr. L. palma.] (Her.) A hand open and extended so as to show the palm.

(Ap*pay") v. t. [OF. appayer, apaier, LL. appacare, appagare, fr. L. ad + pacare to pacify, pax, pacis, peace. See Pay, Appease.] To pay; to satisfy or appease. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

(Ap*peach") v. t. [OE. apechen, for empechen, OF. empeechier, F. empêcher, to hinder. See Impeach.] To impeach; to accuse; to asperse; to inform against; to reproach. [Obs.]

And oft of error did himself appeach.

(Ap*peach"er), n. An accuser. [Obs.] Raleigh.

(Ap*peach"ment) n. Accusation. [Obs.]

(Ap*peal") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Appealing.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF. appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke, summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad + pellere to drive. See Pulse, and cf. Peal.]

1. (Law) (a) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court. (b) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.

1. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility. Milton.

The sudden apparition of the Spaniards.

The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world.
Sir W. Scott.

2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.

Which apparition, it seems, was you.

3. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom. "The heavenly bands . . . a glorious apparition." Milton.

I think it is the weakness of mine eyes
That shapes this monstrous apparition.

4. (Astron.) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; — opposed to occultation.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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