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Appellant is the party who takes an appeal to a higher court
New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)
Someone that APPEALS a court's decision.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
Appellant can be defined as the party appealing a final decision or judgment.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)
A short definition of appellant is the party who initiates an appeal.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (1988). Glossary of Selected Legal Terms for Juvenile Justice Personnel. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC.
Appellant is the person who appeals a decision of a lower court.
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)
The party appealing a decision or judgment to a higher court. Opposite of appellee.
Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)
A person who appeals against a court or tribunal decision.
Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)
The party appealing a decision or judgment to a higher court.
State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)
The party who initiates an appeal. Sometimes called a petitioner.
Colorado Bar Association. “Glossary of Legal Terms”