CIVIL

Appeal, Appellant, Appellate and Appellee

Appeal
A request made after a trial by a party that has lost on one or more issues that a higher court review the decision to determine if it was correct. To make such a request is “to appeal” or “to take an appeal.” One who appeals is called the “appellant;” the other party is the “appellee.”

Appellant
The party who appeals a district court’s decision, usually seeking reversal of that decision.

Appellate
About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgment of a lower court (trial court) or tribunal. For example, the U.S. circuit courts of appeals review the decisions of the U.S. district courts.

Appellee
The party who opposes an appellant’s appeal, and who seeks to persuade the appeals court to affirm the district court’s decision.

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