Appellate (adjective)

  1. Relating to an appeal or the process of appealing a legal decision.
  2. Relating to a court that hears appeals from lower courts.


From the latin word appellare meaning "to call" or "to appeal".


  1. The appellate court overturned the lower court's decision.
  2. The word "appellate" comes from the Latin word appellare meaning "to call" or "to appeal".
  3. The appellate process can be long and complex.
  4. The appellate court heard the case and decided to overturn the previous decision.
  5. The lawyer filed an appellate brief to argue his client's case.
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