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Definition: Appellant

Quick Summary of Appellant

A party to a lawsuit who appeals a losing decision to a higher court in an effort to have it modified or reversed.

What is the dictionary definition of Appellant?

Dictionary Definition

A litigant or party that is making an appeal in court.

n. the party who appeals a trial court decision he/she/it has lost.

Examples of Appellant in a sentence

The appellant made her submissions to the court

Related Phrases

Appellate court

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Appellant. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. October 21, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Appellant. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: October 21, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Appellant. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Appellant are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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