(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.
(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.