A person or party who appeals a legal decision or judgment.
From middle english, from old french, from latin appellare 'to address, call, appeal'.
- The appellant argued that the lower court's decision was unjust.
- The court of appeals heard the case brought forth by the appellant.
- The appellant's counsel presented new evidence to support their case.
- The appellant has the right to appeal the decision to a higher court.
- The decision of the appeals court was final and the appellant had no further legal recourse.