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Adjective form of “Appeal”

Pronunciation: uh-PEL-let

  1. For example:
    1. appellate court = the court above the trial level court
    2. appellate process = the process for appealing a case to a higher court
  2. Contrast:
    1. trial court = lower court
    2. Supreme Court = the highest court (most of the time, but not always)

Sample Sentences

The appellate court overturned the defendant’s conviction.

He appealed to the court of last resort, the highest level appellate court in his state.


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