Appellee

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Definition: Appellee


Quick Summary of Appellee


A party to a lawsuit who wins in the trial court — or sometimes on a first appeal — only to have the other party (called the appellant) file for an appeal. An appellee files a written brief and often makes an oral argument before the appellate court, asking that the lower court’s judgment be upheld. In some courts, an appellee is called a respondent.



What is the dictionary definition of Appellee?

Dictionary Definition


n. in some jurisdictions the name used for the party who has won at the trial court level, but the loser (appellant) has appealed the decision to a higher court. Thus the appellee has to file a response to the legal brief filed by the appellant. In many jurisdictions, the appellee is called the “respondent.


Examples of Appellee in a sentence


After winning in the lower court, the appellee hoped she would win again in the appeals court.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Appellee 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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