interlocutory appeal
An appeal that occurs before the trial court's final ruling on an entire case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

interlocutory appeal
USA
An appeal from an order other than the final judgment. With limited exception, federal appeals courts in the US do not have jurisdiction over interlocutory appeals. Certain US states, however, give their state appellate courts jurisdiction to hear interlocutory appeals.

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

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  • appeal — ap·peal 1 /ə pēl/ n [Old French apel, from apeler to call, accuse, appeal, from Latin appellare]: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court s judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court… …   Law dictionary

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  • appeal — Resort to a superior (i.e. appellate) court to review the decision of an inferior (i.e. trial) court or administrative agency. A complaint to a higher tribunal of an error or injustice committed by a lower tribunal, in which the error or… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • interlocutory — adjective Date: 15th century made during the progress of a legal action and not final or definitive < an interlocutory appeal > < an interlocutory decree > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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