appellee
ap·pel·lee /ˌa-pə-'lē/ n: the party to an appeal arguing that the lower court's judgment was correct and should stand compare appellant

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

appellee
index litigant, party (litigant)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appellee
adj.
The party against whom an appeal is filed; the party who prevailed at trial in the lower court. See also respondent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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 responding to the appeal, 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.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

appellee
USA
The party to a lawsuit against whom an appeal is taken. Although the federal courts refer to this party as the appellee, some states use different names, such as respondent, to refer to the party against whom an appeal is taken. The appellee is typically the party in whose favor the appealed-from order or judgment was entered. However, the appellee may also appeal from the underlying order or judgment (for example, where the order or judgment does not grant the appellee complete relief). In these instances, the appellee is called an appellee-cross-appellant.
Glossary

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


appellee
n. The opponent of the party who appeals a court's or administrative agency's decision.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


appellee
A party who has won a judgment in a lawsuit or favorable findings in an administrative proceeding, which judgment or findings the losing party, the appellant, seeks to have a higher court reverse or set aside.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


appellee
I
A party who has won a judgment in a lawsuit or favorable findings in an administrative proceeding, which judgment or findings the losing party, the appellant, seeks to have a higher court reverse or set aside.
II (See respondent) The party against whom an appeal is taken.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

appellee
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."
   See also: appeal, respondent

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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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

  • appellee — (n.) 1530s, from Anglo French (late 14c.), from O.Fr. apelé (Mod.Fr. appelé) accused, defendant, noun use of pp. of appeler to call, address; see APPEAL (Cf. appeal) + EE (Cf. ee) …   Etymology dictionary

  • appellee — [ap΄ə lē′, ə pel΄ē′] n. [Fr appelé, pp. of appeler, APPEAL] Law the respondent in an appeal …   English World dictionary

  • appellee — The party in a cause against whom an appeal is taken; that is, the party who has an interest adverse to setting aside or reversing the judgment. Sometimes also called the respondent. It should be noted that a party s status as appellant or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • appellee — The party in a cause against whom an appeal is taken; that is, the party who has an interest adverse to setting aside or reversing the judgment. Sometimes also called the respondent. It should be noted that a party s status as appellant or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • appellee — A party against whom a cause is appealed from a lower court to a higher one. In some jurisdictions, he is called the respondent. The term appellee is also applied to the defendant in an appeal of felony. And, also, to a person who is appealed by… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • appellee — noun Date: 1531 one against whom an appeal is taken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appellee — /ap euh lee /, n. Law. the defendant or respondent in an appellate proceeding. [1525 35; < AF, OF apelé, ptp. of apeler to APPEAL; see EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • appellee — noun A respondent …   Wiktionary

  • appellee — ap·pel·lee || ‚æpe liː n. defendant in an appeal (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

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