Appelate court, a court having cognizance of appeals.

(Ap*pel"late), n. A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See Appellee.

(Ap`pel*la"tion) n. [L. appellatio, fr. appellare: cf. F. appellation. See Appeal.]

1. The act of appealing; appeal. [Obs.] Spenser.

2. The act of calling by a name.

3. The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.

They must institute some persons under the appellation of magistrates.

Syn. — See Name.

(Ap*pel"la*tive) a. [L. appellativus, fr. appellare: cf. F. appelatif. See Appeal.]

1. Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming. Cudworth.

2. (Gram.) Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.

(Ap*pel"la*tive), n. [L. appelativum, sc. nomen.]

1. A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing; as, Rome, Washington, Lake Erie.

2. An appellation or title; a descriptive name.

God chosen it for one of his appellatives to be the Defender of them.
Jer. Taylor.

(Ap*pel"la*tive*ly), adv. After the manner of nouns appellative; in a manner to express whole classes or species; as, Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name, to signify a strong man.

(Ap*pel"la*tive*ness), n. The quality of being appellative. Fuller.

(Ap*pel"la*tory) a. [L. appellatorius, fr. appellare.] Containing an appeal.

An appellatory libel ought to contain the name of the party appellant.

(Ap`pel*lee"), n. [F. appelé, p. p. of appeler, fr. L. appellare.] (Law) (a) The defendant in an appeal; — opposed to appellant. (b) The person who is appealed against, or accused of crime; — opposed to appellor. Blackstone.

(Ap`pel*lor") n. [OF. apeleur, fr. L. appellator, fr. appellare.] (Law) (a) The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for a crime. Blackstone. (b) One who confesses a felony committed and accuses his accomplices. Blount. Burrill.

This word is rarely or never used for the plaintiff in appeal from a lower court, who is called the appellant. Appellee is opposed both to appellant and appellor.

Appellate to Apple-faced

(Ap*pel"late) a. [L. appelatus, p. p. of appellare.] Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals. "Appellate jurisdiction." Blackstone. "Appellate judges." Burke.

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