• WordNet 3.6
    • adj appellant of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals) "appellate court"
    • n appellant the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Appellant A challenger.
    • Appellant (Law) One who accuses another of felony or treason.
    • Appellant (Eccl. Hist) One who appealed to a general council against the bull Unigenitus.
    • Appellant One who appeals or entreats.
    • Appellant (Law) One who appeals, or asks for a rehearing or review of a cause by a higher tribunal.
    • a Appellant Relating to an appeal; appellate. "An appellant jurisdiction."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appellant Appealing; relating to appeals; appellate.
    • n appellant In law: One who appeals or removes a cause from a lower to a higher tribunal.
    • n appellant One who prosecutes another for a crime, such as felony or treason.
    • n appellant One who looks to any tribunal for corroboration or vindication.
    • n appellant One who challenges or summons another to single combat.
    • n appellant Eccles., one of the French clergy who, in the Jansenist controversy, rejected the bull Unigenitus, issued in 1713 by Pope Clement XI. against Quesnel's “Réflexions morales sur le Nouveau Testament,” and appealed to the pope “better informed,” or to a general council.
    • n appellant One who appeals or presents a request.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Appellant ap-pel′ant one who makes an appeal from the decision of a lower court to a higher: one who makes earnest entreaty of any kind:
    • n Appellant ap-pel′ant (obs.) one who challenges another to single combat: one of the clergy in the Jansenist controversy who rejected the bull Unigenitus issued in 1713, appealing to a pope 'better informed,' or to a general council
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  • George Washington
    “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. appellans, p. pr. of appellare,; cf. F. appelant,. See Appeal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Appeal.


In literature:

From him, they derived their appellation of SOCINIANS.
"The Life of Hugo Grotius" by Charles Butler
He sent post-haste to Radetsky, Appel and Thurn to bring all the reinforcements in their power as fast as possible.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
But these resemblances take us only a little way towards appellations.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
All appellations of the Deity should begin with a capital.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The use of the appellation "traitor" in such a case is merely a piece of childish abuse.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Is there any comparison between the appellation "Lady Bountiful" and "a proud, selfish, pleasure-seeking woman"?
"What All The World's A-Seeking" by Ralph Waldo Trine
Dobrovsky thinks it even appropriate to become the general appellation for all Slavic nations.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
The appellation phenomenon suffices.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
By "name" here, Herodotus plainly intends more than a mere appellation.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Chug had been christened Floyd (she had got it out of a book) but it was an appendix rather then an appellation.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber

In poetry:

"Our Father,"—the same appellation is given
To a parent on earth, and the Parent of all—
O gracious permission! the God that's in heaven
Allows his poor creatures him Father to call.
"On The Lord's Prayer" by Charles Lamb
Another name his boyhood knew,
So seldom heard that lapse of years
Had made it seem a thing untrue,
Unmusical to friendly ears;
And thus his appellation odd
His passport was where'er he trod.
"Honest John" by Hattie Howard
THE painter was alone with Alice left,
A country belle, of beauty not bereft:
Slight, nicely made, with rather pretty face,
She thought herself possessed of ev'ry grace,
And, in a country town, she well might get
The appellation of a gay coquette.
"The Rhemese" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

WTO Appoints Chang Seung Wha to Seven-Member Appellate Body.
LOS ANGELES A California appellate court has upheld a Santa Barbara judge's order saying the Boy Scouts of America must surrender decades of confidential files detailing alleged child sex abuse .
The Seneca Indian Nation won a stay in the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in New York in its battle with the state over the collection of state excise and sales taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Indian customers.
Digging Deeper Into the Appellate Rejection of Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's seminal opinion on climate change last year, a federal appellate court in California has rejected a case against Exxon.
Back pain sufferer's confession to altering prescription is admissible, appellate court rules.
An appellate panel clears a man who pitched a drug for an unapproved use for it, saying he had a free-speech right to promote other uses.
Star-Ledger file photo The appellate decision represents an unexpectedly broad interpretation of New Jersey's anti-discrimination law, said Montclair-based employment attorney Nancy Erika Smith, shown in this file photo.
An appellate court on Monday said 100 digital billboards installed across Los Angeles must come down.
A state appellate court has ruled that the Water Replenishment District of Southern California wasn't required to do an environmental review when it declared a water emergency in November 2010 as a result of the drought.
Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton.
Appellate court tosses Melville man's murder conviction.
An appellate court denied a Juneau's man appeal for a 2010 weapons misconduct conviction.
The law can be an angry wasp, but appellate decisions soothe stings.
SAM Magazine—Hartford, Conn. June 19, 2012—The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a jury verdict in a case brought against Ski Sundown, Conn.

In science:

Again for a given measure µ with analytic Laplace transform [KSWY95] construct an Appell biorthogonal system Aµ as a pair (Pµ ,Qµ) of Appell polynomials Pµ and a canonical system of generalized functions Qµ , properly associated to the measure µ.
Generalized Appell Systems
Pµ,α ,Qµ,α ) of generalized Appell polynomials Pµ,α and a system of generalized functions Qµ,α .
Generalized Appell Systems
We use the holomorphy of θ 7→ eµ (θ; z) to expand it in a power series in θ similar to the case corresponding to the construction of one dimensional Appell polynomials [Bou76].
Generalized Appell Systems
We have the following central property of the Appell system Aµ .
Generalized Appell Systems
Test functions On the space P (N ′ ) we can define a system of norms using the Appell decomposition from Lemma 3.2.
Generalized Appell Systems