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).

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  • 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. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — [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 — 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

  • appellee — [ˌapə li:, ˌəpɛ li:] noun Law, chiefly US the defending party in a case taken to a higher court. Origin C16: from Fr. appelé, past participle of appeler, from L. appellare (see appeal) …   English new terms dictionary

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