appeal of felony

In older times in England, an accusation by a private subject against another, for some heinous crime, demanding punishment on account of the particular injury suffered rather than for the offense against the public. The proceeding never obtained in the United States, and was abolished by act of Parliament in England in 1819.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • appealable — That which may be taken before a higher court for review, as an appealable order; capable of being subjected to an appeal of felony. Appealable in its proper sense denotes susceptibility to direct appeal, as distinguished (1) from reviewable that …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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