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A person that answers an appeal in higher court.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
Appellee is defined as the party against whom an appeal is taken
New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)
Another appellee definition is the person who won in the lower court.
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)
The party in a court action against whom the appellant appeals a decision or judgment. Opposite of appellant.
Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)
The party against whom an appeal is taken, sometimes called a respondent.
Colorado Bar Association. “Glossary of Legal Terms”