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