Definitions of appeal

  1. To refer to a superior judge or court; to refer to another as witness; to invoke aid, pity, or mercy; to have recourse to.
  2. To beseech; entreat; awaken response or sympathy; followed by to.
  3. To take ( a cause) to a higher court.
  4. To make application for the removal of ( a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.
  5. To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
  6. To summon; to challenge.
  7. To invoke.
  8. To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
  9. To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
  10. An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review.
  11. The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
  12. The right of appeal.
  13. An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public.
  14. An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
  15. A summons to answer to a charge.
  16. A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
  17. Resort to physical means; recourse.
  18. To transfer or refer to a superior court or judge; as, to appeal a case.
  19. To remove a cause ( to another court).
  20. To refer to another person or tribunal; entreat, call for, or invoke aid, sympathy, or mercy.
  21. To call upon, have recourse to: to refer ( to a witness or superior authority).
  22. To address; to call upon; to refer to.
  23. cite as an authority; resort to; " He invoked the law that would save him"; " I appealed to the law of 1900"; " She invoked an ancient law"
  24. take a court case to a higher court for review; " He was found guilty but appealed immediately"
  25. To remove a cause from an inferior to a superior court.
  26. To apply for justice; to refer a disputed matter to another, as to a higher judge or court, or to a superior.
  27. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; " his smile was part of his appeal to her"
  28. earnest or urgent request; " an entreaty to stop the fighting"; " an appeal for help"; " an appeal to the public to keep calm"
  29. A written request to a higher court to modify or reverse the judgment of a trial court or intermediate level appellate court. Normally, an appellate court accepts as true all the facts that the trial judge or jury found to be true, and decides only whether the judge made mistakes in understanding and applying the law. If the appellate court decides that a mistake was made that changed the outcome, it will direct the lower court to conduct a new trial, but often the mistakes are deemed " harmless" and the judgment is left alone. Some mistakes are corrected by the appellate court -- such as a miscalculation of money damages -- without sending the case back to the trial court. An appeal begins when the loser at trial -- or in an intermediate level appellate court -- files a notice of appeal, which must be done within strict time limits ( often 30 days from the date of judgment). The loser ( called the appellant) and the winner ( called the appellee) submit written arguments ( called briefs) and often make oral arguments explaining why the lower court's decision should be upheld or overturned.
  30. A call or invocation for aid or sympathy; the right of referring a judicial decision to a higher court; a call or reference to another for proof.
  31. Act of appealing.
  32. Act of appealing; the cause appealed.
  33. To remove a cause to a higher court.
  34. An earnest request; entreaty.
  35. A resort to a higher authority, as for sanction or aid.
  36. The act of appealing; the right of appeal; a summons to answer a charge; a reference to another; recourse.
  37. The removing of a cause from a lower to a higher court; a reference to another; an address to the judgment or feelings of an audience; an application for justice.
  38. Appealingly.