An appellant, a person who prosecutes an appeal from a lower court; an approver, who accuses his confederates in crime; a party who challenges a jury.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Appellor — Ap pel*lor ([a^]p p[e^]l*l[^o]r ), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appellor — /euh pel awr, ap euh lawr /, n. Brit. Law. 1. a person who prosecutes in an appellate proceeding. 2. Obs. a person who accuses another in a criminal appeal. [1400 50; late ME apelour < AF, OF apeleor < L appellator appellant. See APPELLATE, TOR]… …   Universalium

  • appellor — n. prosecutor (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appellor — ap·pel·lor …   English syllables

  • appellor — /aepebr/ In old English law, a criminal who accused his accomplices, or who challenged a jury. See approver …   Black's law dictionary

  • appellor — |apə|lȯ(ə)r, əˈpelər noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English appellour, apellour, from Anglo French apelour, from Latin appellator appellant, from appellatus (past participle of appellare to address, appeal to) + or more at appeal : appellant 1a …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Appellee — Ap pel*lee , n. [F. appel[ e], 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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