appellate


appellate
ap·pel·late /ə-'pe-lət/ adj: of or relating to appeals or the power to hear appeals
the appellate process
an appellate court

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

appellate
adj.
Having to do with appeals.

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


appellate
adj. Relating to a specific appeal or to appeals in general.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


appellate
Relating to appeals; reviews by superior courts of decisions of inferior courts or administrative agencies and other proceedings.

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


appellate
Relating to appeals; reviews by superior courts of decisions of inferior courts or administrative agencies and other proceedings.

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