Adjective "appellants" definition and examples

(Appellants may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpɛl(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.
  1. 'He held that the respondents did not lead the appellants to believe that they would be granted a lease.'
  2. 'At the outset, the appellant applied for permission to have a mobile home on the land.'

More definitions

1. a person who appeals.

2. Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal. adjective

3. of or relating to an appeal; appellate.

More examples(as adjective)

"claims can be appellants."

Origin

(appellant)Late Middle English: from French apelant, literally ‘appealing’, from the verb apeler (see appeal).